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Editor’s Prologue By Sandie Biddle, managing editor

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It’s been two years since we expanded to become The Centre County Gazette; and we couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you – readers, contributors, and advertisers. The Centre County Gazette isn’t about us. It’s about you. Our goal is to provide you with local news that helps you to help your neighbors. Our mission is to honor the good, present useful information, and accentuate the positive. In that spirit, in the past year, we have What’s Happening and Group Meetings to be your number-one source for finding things to do, places to go, people to help, and groups to join. The Gazette features new resources through regular columns about pet care, gardening, public speaking, local history, recycling, the arts, and the outdoors. We’ve featured good neighbors in Hometown Heroes, added Save The Date theatre and arts calendar, and had fun creating The Gazette Word Search. Please suggest topics of interest for us to explore in the future. We’re working on a series about local resources for tracing your family tree. This issue contains a shining example of how The Gazette can serve the community. Last November, we received a request for donations from the County Veterans’ Affairs office so they could purchase a van to transport disabled veterans to medical appointments. We highlighted the request as part of our November 5, 2010 Salute to Veterans issue. Just six weeks later, we received a note from Holly Serface at the VA office that said: “Believe it or not, thanks to you and everyone else who promoted the van, we have reached the $20,000 mark and the van is paid for. I would like to thank all the veteran service organizations, auxiliaries, clubs, businesses and private donations from everyone in our community to make our van a reality…Sandie, thank you for all your help and advertising for me.” In this issue, we invite you to the dedication of the new American-made, 12-passenger van that will serve Disabled American Veterans of Centre County. The dedication is Sunday, September 11. That’s what The Gazette is all about – rallying neighbors, fulfilling needs, making connections, and giving credit where credit is due. We often print articles with the header: How You Can Help. Take a look. Sometimes it’s as simple as “buying local,” donating pet food, or spreading the word. For example, in this issue, all you have to do is get on the Internet and vote daily to help the Bellefonte YMCA get the grant needed to repair their children’s pool. That’s it. Vote online – and make a difference. I am honored to have served you for one year as managing editor. I like hearing from you and encourage your suggestions. This is your community newspaper. In the next issue, we will spotlight 11 exceptional women of Centre County – ladies who give of themselves to make a difference in their communities. (In October, we’ll feature 11 men, so please make your nominations now!) Rather than toot our own horn with a second anniversary issue, we have chosen to feature Patriots Day as the centerpiece. You’ll find ways to commemorate, contribute, and contemplate the 10th anniversary of the day that tested America’s spirit – and found it strong. Please fly your flag at half staff on Sunday and take a moment to reflect. We will never forget.

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Letter to the Editor Be the light at the end of the tunnel It has been brought to my attention by a very close source, that the working atmosphere at the local State Penal Institution has grown negative by leaps and bounds. Particularly, in the medical department. A turnover rate of nearly 100 nurses over a ten-year period seems a bit excessive. But, who am I? I am the loving spouse of a woman who, at one time, loved her job. Loved getting up in the early morning hours, bounding out of bed. But, for far too long now, the bounding has changed to a slow, gradual climb from the bed to the shower, with lots of grump in between. I have watched the life be sucked out of this lovely woman who has a heart bigger than the state of Texas. Now, I know a prison is not usually a place of rewarding experiences. But, a job does not have to be work, per se. The definition of job is a “paid position of regular employment.” Hmm, not so scary or difficult to fathom. Some jobs can be more rewarding than others, true. But, rewards can come from “the inside” of a person who finds themselves in a less-than-rewarding job. The reward is the self-respect and self-worth one attains from that paid position of regular employment. Going to work in a prison day after day can be a task. To walk through the gate or solid steel door to your paid position of regular employ and hear it SLAM behind you can bring on butterflies in the stomach or lump in the throat some days. For some, every day. You are walking into a small city – a city with a very high crime rate in every neighborhood. You walk among, converse with, and spend your next eight to 16 hours with murderers, rapists, child molesters, drug dealers, thieves, you name it. One who works in such a place has to be a unique individual. Attributes these exceptional individuals possess are varied – impossible to describe here. The personal approach is the key to this job. A positive attitude does wonders. You must walk into this institution with the thought, “I want to make a difference today.” If you want to survive in this job, a positive attitude is not only required, but a must. In a prison setting, “survive” also has a much deeper meaning. “Survive” to a corrections employee, means no failed marriage, no yelling at your kids because an inmate got the best of you mentally. “Survive” means you didn’t get beaten or stabbed to death on the range, or in the yard, or inmate dining hall. “Survive” means you walk out of the gate at the end of the day, unscathed. That being said, the “survival rate” of marriages for corrections employees is very low. The lifespan of a corrections employee is lower than the average person. Stress contributes to shorter lifespan. Physical, mental, and emotional health are greatly affected. I think you see my point. To have a prison be your, “paid position of regular employment” is not only a stress-filled position, but on any day, at any time, a deadly one. With all the negative aspects of this job, the workplace is the last place that should be filled with negative, down-trodden supervisors. The people who work under you are your bread and butter. The people who work under your supervision are looking for you to lead by example. Be a positive example of how to handle the difficult tasks that lie ahead on a daily basis and do it in a manner that, in more ways than one, MAKES A DIFFERENCE – not only in your the lives of your employees, but the lives of those who are incarcerated. The nurse, P.A., or doctor may be that one person who makes the difference in an inmate’s life. Their actions and attitude can be the key to an inmate turning a corner in his life. So, why not strive to be a positive influence in the workplace that already has its work cut out for it? Your positive actions and attitude can make all of your staff a better work force on the job, and off. So, I ask the administration of SCI Rockview to look at the big picture. Why are so many potential “difference-makers” throwing in the towel so quickly in the medical department? Where is the source of increased negativity among current medical staff? I ask the Superintendent of SCI Rockview look into this matter, and with your decisions perhaps you can make a difference in the lives of your employees, as well as the inmate population, in the long run. Thank you, Brian Baney

Corrections to 9/2 issue

In an article about the Grange Fair in the September 2 issue, the photo of Mr. John Krebs and his gift of an original hitching post to the Grange Fair Museum was taken by Jaime Brown, not Karen Dabney. In the article about Pets Come First in the September 2 issue, the article stated that Troy Kleinfelter was hired in 2008. In fact, Troy has been working at the shelter for more than 15 years. Also, the correct phone number for Pets Come First is (814) 359-7150. We regret any misdirection these errors may have caused.


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STATE COLLEGE – Cub Scout Pack 82’s Pinewood Derby was sponsored by the State College Elks. (Top row, L to R) Carter Coatsworth, Gabe Herrera, Owen Moore, and Garrett Schoonmaker. (Bottom row) Patrick McNutt, Silas Henderson, Nate Gray, Colin Vollmer, Ethan Locke, Troy Heatwole, and Alex LeVan.

Two New Eagle Scouts Honored By Robert Kidders

STATE COLLEGE – An Eagle Scout Awards Ceremony for Zachary T. Stewart and Stephen J. Zimmerer, members of State College Boy Scout Troop 31, recently took place at St Paul’s United Methodist Church in State College. Zachary, son of Colonel David and Mrs. Jacqueline Stewart, has held multiple positions of responsibility, to include Patrol Leader, Quartermaster, and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader. Zach has earned 26 merit badges, recorded more than 60 days and nights of camping, and provided more than 300 service hours to the community. For his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project, Zach worked with Nittany Greyhounds, a dog-rescue organization that has placed more than 1,200 dogs in adoptive homes since it began operation in 1997. Zach helped design and led the construction of a new dog shelter at the Roo Valley Rescue Shelter. Stephen, son of Dr. Karl Zimmerer and Ms. Medora D. Ebersole, also has served in various positions of responsibility within the Scouts, to include Assistant Patrol Leader, Troop Guise, Troop Instructor, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, and Senior Patrol Leader.  During his tenure as a Scout, Stephen has earned 21 merit badges, recorded 53 days and nights of camping, and provided many service hours to our community. Stephen planned and supervised construction of a pedestrian access trail from Oak Ridge Avenue to Thompson Woods Preserve and the Walnut Spring Lane.  The project included trail design, clearing, construction, installation of 56 shrubs along the new trail, and trail mulch.   Presenters at the ceremony included Representative Glenn Thompson, State Representative Scott Conklin, State Representative Kerry Benninghoff, County Commissioner Jon Eich, Marine Corps Representative Dallas Lykens, and State College Elks representative Dr. David Maneval.

Motorists: Be Patient, Obey School Bus Stopping Law Contributed by PennDOT

School buses have returned to Pennsylvania roadways, prompting a reminder from PennDOT for motorists to watch out for buses and students headed to and from school. “With students distracted by the start of a new school year, it is all too easy for them to make a mistake and dart into traffic,” said PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch, P.E. “So that everyone can make it safely to their destination, motorists are reminded to pay attention to students as they board and exit buses, and to obey traffic laws regarding school buses and school zones.”

Motorists convicted of violating Pennsylvania’s school bus stopping law face a $250 fine, five points on their driving record and a 60-day license suspension. Under state law, motorists approaching a school bus with its red lights flashing and stop arm extended must stop at least 10 feet from the bus. Motorists approaching from all directions are required to stop. However, drivers who encounter a school bus stopping on the opposite side of a divided highway are not required to stop. Lanes of a divided highway are clearly separated by a divider, such as

concrete barriers or grass medians. Motorists must also use caution in school zones. Schools are hubs of pedestrian and vehicle traffic, so motorists are required to slow down to the posted speed limit of 15 miles per hour in school zones. Violations carry a fine and three points on the driver’s record. For more tips, visit the School Bus Safety link under the Traffic Safety Information Center on PennDOT’s highway safety website at The Web site also features an animated illustration of the school bus stopping law.

LHU Clearfield Campus Open House Next Month CLEARFIELD – As the 2011-2012 academic year begins, the Lock Haven University Clearfield Campus is busy preparing for the year ahead and looking forward to a bright future. “Even during these demanding times, the LHU Clearfield Campus continues to grow and to serve as an overall resource to the Clearfield and surrounding communities,” said Interim Dean Marianne Hazel. “Through our courses, programs, events, and initiatives, the Clearfield Campus provides new opportunities… and is an integral part of our hard-working communities.” The LHU Clearfield Campus is committed to “providing quality education at an affordable price.” Students can take advantage of face-to-face courses, as well as on-line courses. The LHU Clearfield Campus boasts experienced and dedicated faculty along with state-of-the-art technology. A wide variety of student activities are planned for the fall, 2011 and spring, 2012 semesters. Open houses, with opportunities to get to know faculty, staff, and administration, will be held on Saturdays; October 22, November 12, February 25, and April 28. More information can be found at

Additionally, campus tours may be scheduled by contacting the LHU Clearfield Campus Admissions Office at (814) 765-0559. The LHU Clearfield Campus also offers extended education programs. Health care certificate courses are being offered to teach technical skills in the healthcare industry. Beginning in October, a CCI EKG Technician and a CCI Dialysis Technician certificate courses will be held. Businesses and community can use the LHU Clearfield Campus resources, to attend the speaker series, hold meetings, and/or provide training sessions on-site for employees. New outreach programs include “Meet Me on Main Street,” designed to encourage students, faculty, and staff to visit and patronize Clearfield downtown merchants – a partnership with the LHU Clearfield Campus and the Clearfield Revitalization Corporation, (CRC). The Clearfield Campus will be hosting an open house for prospective students on Saturday, October 22. Students should pre-register at For additional information, visit

Penns Valley Area Students Go Back to School Positive Behavior & Anti-Bullying Programs Implemented Article & photos by Sam Stitzer CENTRE HALL – It’s back to school time in Penns Valley. The first day of school was on Tuesday, September 6, and the district’s schools welcomed back its returning students, and a brand new class of Kindergarten students going to school for the very first time in their lives. At about 7:45 a.m. on the corner of James Avenue and Manor Road in Centre Hall, five-year-old Micah Weaver awaited the school bus’s arrival, along with his older sister, Melina, and their parents. This was Micah’s first day of Kindergarten, and he was glad to have his big sister along. Another first-timer at the bus stop was Lauren McMurtrie. Lauren’s parents, Billie Jo and Fred McMurtrie, walked with her across their back yard to the bus stop. The McMurtries felt confident that Lauren will have a good experience this year, since her teacher is Mrs. Fleagle, who was Fred McMurtrie’s Kindergarten teacher back in 1984. The veteran student at the bus stop was Brianna “Breezy” Knaub, who is entering fourth grade at the Centre Hall-Potter Elementary School. She was a little sad that this will be her final year in that school. Soon, the bus arrived with amber lights flashing, and the kids lined up and boarded the bus. The Kindergartener’s parents waved goodbye to their youngsters, with that smiling, but almost crying look in their eyes. A short time later, the busses pulled alongside the curb at the school. Kids from Kindergarten through fourth grade poured out of the busses, and ran into the school building, dodging raindrops as they went. They were smiling and laughing, happy to see old friends, and eager to make new ones. It was a scene that was repeated all over Penns Valley. Carolyn Payne, Principal of Centre Hall-Potter and Miles Township Elementary Schools, reports that those schools are initiating two programs aimed at promoting good behavior to enhance the students’ school experience. One is called Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support. “This program has specific behavior expectations in different areas of the school: rules for everywhere, hallways, cafeteria, bathrooms, playground, bus dismissal, bus riding as well as performances/field trips. The teachers are going over all the rules and are modeling the appropriate behaviors. These rules will be reviewed over and over. For each area the

students need to be Responsible, Be Respectful and Be Ready”, said Ms. Payne. The second initiative is the Olweus anti-Bullying program. Teachers are trained in both of the new initiatives. Training occurred with teams from both buildings in each initiative, and then the rest of the teachers and para-educators received the Olweus Anti-bullying program training during August inservice days. The four rules of Olweus anti-bullying are:   we will not bully others; we will Micah Weaver waits for the bus help those who are being with his older sister, Melina, on bullied; we will always try to Micah’s first day of Kindergarten. Melina is in first grade. include others; if we know that someone is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school or at home. These rules will also be posted in the schools. The Penns Valley Elementary and Intermediate School is also implementing the Olweus Anti-Bullying program this school year. Principal Kurt Nyquist stated that all PVEI faculty and staff (grades K-6) have been trained in the program. We hope all the Boys arrive at the school and students in the Penns Valley hurry inside area have a great school year.

Left to right: Breezy Knaub, Paige Musser, Lauren McMurtrie, and Melina Weaver board the school bus in Centre Hall. Teacher Vickie Fultz greets her new class in the school lobby.

Lauren McMurtrie waits with her parents, Billie Jo and Fred McMurtrie.



Centre County PAWS to Host 6th Annual Fur Ball

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By Kristina Pydynowski, PAWS Volunteer STATE COLLEGE – Not only is the start of October just around the corner, but also the Centre County PAWS’ 6th Annual Fur Ball that promises to provide wonderful entertainment and dining for couples or friends. The Fur Ball will be held Saturday, October 1 at the Centre Hills Country Club in State College with cocktails starting at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. Dress is black tie optional with beef, fish, and vegetarian dinner entrees being served. A country band will provide the perfect setting for dancing after dinner. In addition, silent and live auctions will be held with Fred Metzger of Metzger Animal Hospital acting as one of our auctioneers. Guests can bid on many great items, including a trip to Key West, a trip to Ecuador, a Sharon Teaman cuff, and an autographed Jerome Bettis jersey. One of the main goals of the Fur Ball is to create an individually named PAWS Endowment Fund that will provide financial support and operational expenses for PAWS. This year, the fund is being named after Princess, the Centre County Courthouse Canine. Princess has been working with the District Attorney’s office since late December 2009, helping children feel more at ease if they have to testify in court. Too often, these

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Is Diabetes a Death Sentence for your Dog? This year’s Fur Ball fund is being named after Princess, the Centre County Courthouse Canine. children are testifying in child abuse cases. Princess also provides comfort to children at police stations or when the police make home visits. To read more about the amazing work Princess does and to order tickets for the 6th Annual Fur Ball, please visit http://www. Tickets are $125 per person and we kindly ask that these tickets be purchased by September 20.

How You Can Help Donate Cat Food to Food Bank The food bank at FaithCentre in Bellefonte isn’t just for people. They also have a Pet Food Bank. According to reader, Judy Smith of Bellefonte, the Pet Food Bank seems to have plenty of dog food, but is woefully short


on cat and kitten food. Judy said, “They need cat supplies, and other contributions for other small animals and birds.” Perhaps you can help! Remember the pets the next time you make a food bank donation.

When dogs turn up with a chronic disease, I often hear that people automatically think that the dog will soon die, or that they will be saddled with huge medical bills and a life of medical emergencies until the dog finally dies of whatever the disease might be. With the wonderful advances in veterinary care, now more than ever, managing chronic disease is definitely a workable situation. Diabetes in dogs is one of those diseases that is no longer a death sentence. The onset of diabetes in dogs generally takes place after age five, with the highest incidence in the eight-to-12-year range. And contrary to popular belief, obesity does not generally contribute to the onset of canine diabetes. The exception is in intact females, who are at increased risk of developing an estrogen-associated version of the disease. Undisputed contributing factors to diabetes include pancreatitis – estimated to be present in about 30 percent of dogs diagnosed with the disease, as well as other endocrine imbalances such as Cushing’s syndrome. In many cases, though, it’s hard to determine which disease came first. The most prominent early signs of canine diabetes are an increase in drinking and urination, and an increase in appetite often accompanied by weight loss. If the disease is left untreated, dogs are likely to show weakness, lethargy, loss of appetite and vomiting. One reason that diabetes often goes unnoticed at first is because the dog may still seem happy and frisky. The drinking and urinating excessively will occur for some time before the dog starts to feel poorly. After diagnosis, leveling blood glucose can be complicated, involving finding the correct type and dose of insulin; determining the proper diet, and establishing regular exercise routines. At minimum, you can expect your dog to spend several days under a vet’s care getting blood tests conducted over 12 or 24 hours that measure the amounts of glucose in the blood and chart the times when it peaks and dips. The results will help in determining

if the insulin is providing long-lasting control rather than short-term relief. Canine diabetes often mimics human diabetes type 1. This means that you can expect to give your dog insulin shots for the rest of its life – perhaps the most daunting aspect of the disease. Along with the shots, you will need to provide consistent meals – both in terms of ingredients and calories – at the same time each day. To avoid hypoglycemia (a dangerous dip in blood sugar caused by excessive insulin), it’s best to administer shots during meal times. Exercise is also essential for lowering blood sugar. It’s recommended that diabetic dogs get consistent amounts, and at the same time each day. Vigilance is the order of the day when caring for a diabetic dog, even after the correct combination of medicine, food, and exercise is established. Hypoglycemia is the greatest worry; if unnoticed, the rapid drop in blood sugar can cause coma, brain damage, or death. Owners of diabetic dogs will usually have some honey on hand in case they spot the symptoms – wooziness or lethargy, away from home. Another side effect of canine diabetes is cataracts. They can come on quickly if diabetes is not diagnosed early. Cataracts are easily taken care of with simple surgery and they don’t typically return. Glucose levels can be monitored in dogs the same way as in humans – using a blood meter or urine test strips. In the end, notwithstanding the shots, regulating diabetes comes down to paying careful attention to your dog’s behavior, watching his diet and providing regular exercise – something we should be doing anyway. Toni Duchi is a member of Nittany Greyhounds’ Board of Directors and author of the book, “The Practical Hound: Making Better Choices for a Healthier Dog.” To ask her specific questions, e-mail her at, or visit if you have questions about greyhound adoption.

Your New N e w Best Friend? PAWS Purr-sonal Lea Ann gave birth to these six sweet little kittens. They were scheduled to be euthanized! Pets Come First was called and they are safe in a foster home now. Your choice of calico girls and orange boys! These are Pets Come First kittens and an adoption application and contract is required. Contact Deb Warner to meet them, (814) 345-6637 or

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The Chuck Hall Studio Show at the BHCA Galler y at the Gamble Mill end s September 16. Works by local artists create d in painting and drawin g classe s held in Chuck Hall’s Co bur n studio , and from works done previously at his Pike Art Workshop in Philipsbur g, will be presented. The Galler y is at the Gamb le Mill Tavern, 160 Dun lap Street , Bellefo nte. Exh ibit hours: Mo nday to Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., closed from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Call (81 4) 383 -0039. This exh ibit is suppor ted by the PA Council on the Arts and by the Borough of Bel lefonte.

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Are you a “girl who went away” to a home for unwed mothers years ago? Penn State researcher seeks participants for confidential interviews about your maternity home experience. Must be 18 years old, speak fluent English, and have gone to a maternity home. For more information, call Heather at (814) 321-7402 or e-mail

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photographer Campbe ll Plowden is sharing his work with the community in the Betsy Rodgers Allen Galler y at Schlow Centre Region Library through September 30. The exh ibit is called “Central Americ an Ra in Forest.” His stu nni ng pho tog rap hs cap ture and convey the beauty of the Amazon, as well as its destruction . The exhibit is free and open to the pub lic.

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e Nursing Agency is offe ring Ho spi ce Vo lun tee r Tra inin g at its Centre Count y Office at 450 Wi ndm ere Dri ve, Su ite 100, State College, beg inning in Oc tob er. Op por tun itie s for hos pic e vol unt eer s inc lud e home visits with patien ts, office work and bereavement suppor t for families. Hospice volu nteers pro vid e sup por t, reli ef, and com pan ion shi p for pat ien ts exper iencing life limiting illn ess es and the ir fam ilie s. As par t of the Home Nursing Agency team, vo lunteers receive mileage reimbur sement, free flu shots, and som e other benefits. If you are inte rested, c ont act Pa t t y Po etLaj oie , hospice volunteer coo rdinator, at 1-800- 445 -6262, ext . 4119.




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and brilliantly leads the reader from suspect to suspect. In the process the reader is treated to side characters with great depth, a study of the relationships that are formed – especially between sisters, and a moral issue that may hit each of us. I enjoy reading “who-done-its� and love to figure out what is happening along the way. I was often way off base with this one. This book is so much more than a typical murder mystery. I felt that two things made it stand ahead of the pack: 1. The characterizations are developed by Lupton extremely well. Not only do we see growth in the main characters, but people that we meet along the way become real. 2. Lupton’s use of the English language is beautiful. She can turn a phase without it ever sounding artificial. This alone would have made me a fan. Sister: a Novel is a first novel and I eagerly await what Rosamund Lupton writes next.

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Gallaher Promoted to HR Director

STATE COLLEGE – Mount Nittany Health System announced the promotion of Georgiana Gallaher to the position of Human Resources Director. She has worked in employment management in various capacities with Mount Nittany since 1982. Mount Nittany continues to grow with the expansion of its facilities, which ultimately means its staff is also growing and making a big impact on the Human Resources Department. Gallaher’s responsibilities will continue to include recruitment efforts, and assisting managers to interpret labor agreements, as well as guiding their effective use of resources.

Addiction Treatment Facility Appoints Medical Director St. Joseph Institute announced the appointment of Gregory Famiglio, MD, MBA, ABAM as Medical Director of its addiction treatment program. Dr. Famiglio specializes in the treatment of addiction and chronic pain. He is board-certified in Addiction Medicine and Anesthesiology. His degrees are from MIT, Jefferson Medical College, and the University of Southern Florida, with residencies and fellowships at Georgetown University Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. During more than 20 years of practice, he has been the medical director and staff physician at several large facilities and an associate professor in all aspects of medicine at Lock Haven University.

St. Joseph Institute offers residential addiction treatment for adults. The resortlike campus is in the mountains between Altoona and State College. Programs are highly personalized, focusing on the needs of each resident, to help them heal body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Treatment includes individual counseling, educational seminars, bodywork, fitness, 12-Step programs, meditation and state-of-the-art nutritional therapies.



Group Tours Local Stream Restoration Site On Monday, August 29, U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson joined representatives from conservation agencies for a site tour of the Sinking Creek Habitat Restoration Project on Bill and Carol Sharpe’s property on Egg Hill Road near Spring Mills.

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by the landowners and overseen and designed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program which included staff from the Foundation for California University of Pennsylvania. A Habitat Forever crew and personnel from Juniata College provided much of the labor with a local contactor setting rock vanes and grading the stream bank. Technical assistance was also provided by Penn State’s Center for Watershed Stewardship. The stream was restored by installing nearly 700 feet of mudsill, five rock vanes, two rock cross-vanes and four log vanes. The newly installed structures protect the stream banks, slow erosion, narrow the stream, and provide excellent overhead cover for fish and pockets of deep water for trout. After the tour the group enjoyed a picnic lunch coordinated by Pheasants Forever and hosted by the Pennsylvania chapter and landowners Bill and Carol Sharpe.

Representatives were on hand from the USFWS, the Pa Game Commission, Pheasants Forever, the Natural Resource Conservation Service, Wildlife for Everyone Endowment Foundation, the PSU Center for Watershed Stewardship, and the Centre County Conservation District. The in stream and riparian restoration project was completed in cooperation with NRCS’s Chesapeake Bay Watershed Initiative and a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant administered by the Centre County Conservation District and the Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation. The project was initiated A rock vane directs the water to the center of the stream.

Teaching: A Student’s Point of View One of the many problems facing students today is the abundance of mediocre teachers. The saddest part is that many of them do, in fact possess the capacity to be good teachers. However, they are either lazy and do not perform their jobs properly or they have developed a warped style of teaching over the years that does not work. Every so often, we receive some insight; some tiny sign that they really can teach, despite what we see in our daily lessons. These teachers do have the power to change: to transform themselves into true educators. The source of this change, however, lies within their students. Let’s face it: the majority of high school students are relatively pleased whenever they receive a teacher whom generations have glorified as being lazy and teaching an easy class. Many of us take this unique period of our lives for granted; counting down the days until it is over, focusing on the “more important� things in our lives. The only problem here is that those things are not “more important.� At this stage of our lives, the most important thing is our education. If we go through school with teachers who make their assignments so easy that it is almost impossible to receive a grade lower than an A, we do not truly learn. Moreover, if we do not learn, all of the time we spend in school is pointless. Easy classes are nice, but they will come back to hurt later when required knowledge is not present because time that should have been spent learning was wasted. In addition to those lazy teachers are the teachers who seem to exist only to make our lives miserable. They do not teach, but they present their students with assignments that are impossible to do without adequate knowledge in the subject matter. Each day, their students leave their class in utter confusion because the teacher plowed through a complicated subject

without checking for understanding. It is the job of a teacher to teach. When a student leaves a class, he should have a greater knowledge of that specific subject. If a student has a question, the teacher should be willing to answer and to explain something as many times as necessary. However, any good teacher should not need to explain over and over again; a mere repetition from an excellent teacher usually brings understanding. In the words of William Arthur Ward, “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.� An observant student can easily tell the difference. When the obvious goal of a teacher is to inspire his students and he succeeds in doing so, the students will remember him forever as an amazing teacher who changed their lives for the better. The opposite is also true. When the goal of a teacher seems to be to make his students cry, the students will also remember him forever. Only, in this situation, he will be remembered with dislike and hatred, having made a negative impact on their lives. Nevertheless, any teacher who deeply affects his students will be remembered. The light of such memory, however, depends on the teacher alone. One thing, however, which does not rely on the teacher alone, is change. A bad teacher will never change unless the students use their voice. For the most part, we are content to complain amongst ourselves and to be glad when it is over. We are content to suffer because it is easier to suffer than to try to bring about change. Unless we act, these teachers continue to be mediocre as years of students suffer from their teaching. Our lack of action not only impairs ourselves, it impairs all of the students succeeding us. Sincerely, Austin Reading Senior, Bellefonte Area High School

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BELLEFONTE – On behalf of the kids, community members and the YMCA of Centre County, Bellefonte Branch, I would like to request your help. The children’s pool in our community has been unusable for several years because of many needed repairs and upgrades. This has been a great loss for the community, especially our younger families. However, though the Pepsi Refresh program, we are hoping to earn a grant of $50,000 which would enable us to repair and upgrade the pool, add a water feature, and make it fully accessible. This is where your help is so important. All the applications are voted on by the public and the leading vote recipients receive a grant. It’s that easy! To see our proposal, go to http://www. To vote, you will need to create an account (you need to register to be eligible to vote). Please cast your vote every day in September. To help spread the word several of our volunteers made a video to demonstrate the need (with

humor) and explain the importance of this proposal. The video is part of the proposal. Here are a few helpful tips: •Our proposal is titled “Make a Splash for Kids in Bellefonte PAâ€? in the Communities Category and is a $50,000 request. •Voting takes place between September 1-30 •You can (and we need you to) vote for five different proposals each day of the month. •However, if you purchase specially marked Pepsi Products noted as “Power Votesâ€? you can vote for our proposal up to 10 times each day with several additional votes! To learn more about power voting go to http:// Once you have voted for “Make a Splash for Kids in Bellefonte PA,â€? the proposal will be listed in “Your Dashboardâ€? (lower left of your screen) which will make it very easy to vote for it every day! Every vote counts, so please vote daily. Thank you for your support of our kids, community and the YMCA of Bellefonte!


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Coburn Crickfest – Conservation and Fun SCAHS Announces 2011 Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Article & photos by Sam Stitzer

The Penns Valley Conservation Association (PVCA) hosted the ninth annual Crickfest in Coburn Park on Sunday, September 4. The name, derived from “crick”, a slang term for creek, is appropriate, since Elk Creek and Pine Creek both flow into Penns Creek at Coburn. This event is a celebration of conservation of the environment and watershed, and is a pleasant gathering of citizens of Penns Valley and the surrounding area. The event is growing larger each year. Crickfest features live music, prepared local foods, and fun and educational activities for the whole family. Several non-profit, conservation-oriented groups had booths set up to inform the public of their goals and activities. Profits from Crickfest help to finance the PVCA’s environmental education program in the Penns Valley Area School District, and other projects. The rural setting of Coburn provided a great display of the natural environment and emphasized the need to preserve it. PVCA member, Mary Carol Frier, noted that the rubber duck races were a very popular event at Crickfest. Entrants in this event purchased numbered rubber ducks, which were released en masse in a swift flowing section of Penns Creek. Prizes were awarded to the first seven ducks to cross the finish line, about 60 yards downstream. Several heats were run throughout the afternoon, to the delight of the crowd of spectators lined up along the banks of Penns Creek. The Wader Games was a new event at Crickfest. In these contests, the entrants were clad in hip waders, and competed in a threelegged race. The competitors showed some excellent dexterity in spite of their clumsy “rubber legs!” Winners Greta Haney and Joel Bruening received a two-person polo shirt for a prize. Following the races, the wader dance contest took place on the grassy field. You

haven’t lived until you’ve seen the Blue Danube Waltz performed by folks wearing hip waders! A tango was next, then Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean finished out the dance trilogy. Brothers Sam and Andy Porter won the dance event, laughing with the crowd all the way! PVCA board member, George Kelly, explained some of the organization’s watershed activities, especially stream bank fencing, which is done to restrain nearby cattle, and to prevent breakdown and erosion of the stream banks. Once fencing is in place, vegetation and trees are planted, which also help to prevent erosion, and provide nesting cover for songbirds, ducks, pheasants, etc. The PVCA plans to hold a Renewable Energy and Conservation Fair at the Penns Valley High School on October 22, from noon to 4 p.m. This free event will feature tours of the school district’s new biomass boiler heating plant, and Greg Williams’ 10-kilowatt photovoltaic array in Penn Hall, among others. For more information on the PVCA, visit http://

Couples dance wearing waders.

The band Smash the Windows performed. This was their first appearance at Crickfest.

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Wader Dance Contest winners Andy Porter (left) and his brother Sam Porter ham it up for the camera.

Bill Kavanaugh stirred a kettle of beans for one of the food vendors.

Many conservation-oriented groups had informative displays.

The State College Area High School Alumni Association announced this year’s three Distinguished Alumni: #1 – 2011 SCAHSAA Distinguished Alumnus Donald W. Davis – Class of 1939 (Posthumous Designation) A 1939 State High graduate, he was the son of the late Walter and Laura Davis and brother of Maralyn Davis Mazza of State College. Davis spent 21 years as president and chief executive of The Stanley Works, transforming it from a tradition-bound tool manufacturer into an international pioneer in do-it-yourself hardware. Under his leadership the company’s work force doubled to nearly 20,000, and its revenue grew from $230 million in 1966 to $1.9 billion in 1989. Davis served as president of several national trade associations and was a board member of many commercial and charitable endeavors. He endowed several Penn State scholarships and funds, including the Donald W. Davis Symposium in Advertising Ethics and the Don Davis Professorship in Ethics. For 20 years, he taught “Leadership, ethics, and public policy” at Leaders for Manufacturing in MIT’s dual-master’s degree program. Davis passed away on September 11, 2010, in Chilmark MA. #2 – 2011 SCAHSAA Distinguished Alumna Jean Reist Stark – Class of 1949 A 1949 State High graduate, she is the daughter of the late H. N. and Josephine Reist of State College. She is a nationally recognized artist who has mastered three ancient and complex jewelry styles: granulation, cloisonné enameling, and loop-in-loop chainmaking. After attending Penn State, she studied contemporary jewelry at Fashion Institute of Technology (NY), pliqué-a-jour enameling at Arrowmont School of Arts and Craft (TN),

and chasing and repoussé at Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts (CA). She also had private lessons with German master goldsmith Hans Hoerstebrock. In 1972, she co-founded Kulicke-Stark School of Jewelry Art (NY), the first American school to teach the skills of classical jewelry design, serving there as an instructor as well as at Parsons, The New School of Design (NY), Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts (CA), and Wild Acres Retreat (NC). She has co-authored and illustrated Classical Loop-in-Loop Chains and their Derivatives. Nicknamed “the guru of granulation” by Lapidary Journal, she was also recognized by Ornament magazine as being a “brilliant practitioner of a trio of extraordinary processes.” Jean Reist Stark currently lives with her husband in Hilton Head NC. #3 – 2011 SCAHSAA Distinguished Alumnus Douglas P. Sweetland – Class of 1992 A 1992 State High graduate, he is the son of David Sweetland and Diane Sweetland, both of State College. After graduating from State High in 1992, he attended California Institute of the Arts before taking a temporary job in film animation with Pixar. That temporary stint animating on Toy Story started his career, as he later animated on A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Finding Nemo, Boundin’, The Incredibles, and Cars. He’s served as a directing animator on Monsters, Inc., a supervising animator on Cars and Boundin’, and a storyboard artist on The Incredibles. In 2008, he made his directorial debut with Presto, the short film that opened for the Pixar feature, WALL•E. Presto was nominated for a 2009 Academy Award. In 2010, Sweetland left Pixar, his home of 16 years, for the opportunity to direct the feature film adaptation of The Familiars at Sony Pictures Animation. Sweetland currently resides in Los Angeles CA with his wife and two children.

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Social Media Workshop for Non Profits Contributed by Schlow Centre Region Library STATE COLLEGE – The sea of social media can be difficult to navigate, especially for nonprofit administrators with limited resources. That’s where the Community Information Technology Workshop comes in – this year from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, September 16, at Schlow Centre Region Library. It will feature seminars about how, and why, nonprofit organizations should use social media. The workshop will include insight from keynote speakers Barb Horne and Robin Smain, as well as a series of hands-on seminars about how to use specific social media tools, including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare, MailChimp, and more. This workshop is not designed for techies. According to Nathaniel Rasmussen, Computer Systems Administrator at Schlow Centre Region Library, and a workshop organizer, it’s designed to help everyone learn – including the technologically challenged.

This is the fifty year for the workshop, sponsored by the Centre County Community Foundation and Schlow Centre Region Library. It will be held in meeting rooms throughout the library – with major sessions and registration centered in the 1st Floor Downsbrough Community Room and the Betsy Allen Gallery. Harold Robinson, a graduate student from the College of IST at Penn State and a workshop organizer, hopes attendees come away from the experience with an understanding of how they can use social media to better meet the goals of their non-profit. “The best outcome from the workshop is that individuals feel empowered to take a hands-on approach to new technology tools as part of carrying out their organization’s mission,” he said. For more information and to sign up, visit The fee is just $7 until Sept. 12; after that it will be $12 at the door.



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Your Own Speech Cookie© (No Calories!) Have you ever been in a situation where someone asks you a question and you have no idea how to respond? Impromptu speaking can be very difficult for many people. Whether it is a job interview, a project update, or just in a conversation, the ability to respond quickly can be very valuable. In reality, most of the questions we answer in our lives do not have rehearsed answers, but we can give a BETTER response if we are more prepared. Prepared for impromptu speaking? Yes, with a Speech Cookie© – and, NO calories! The OREO is made up of two cookies with cream in the middle. Keep this in mind as you recall the value of the Speech Cookie. In many cases we are being asked our OPINION, therefore, the first part of our Speech Cookie OPINION. Next, the cream to reinforce the OPINION. The “R” in our Speech Cookie is REASON or REASONS to support your opinion. The second part of the “cream” is EXAMPLE or EXAMPLES to add additional support to your opinion. Finally, wrap it up by going back to the beginning and stating your OPINION once again. Thus, the Speech Cookie© OREO Method, may look like this: Opinion Reason(s) Example(s) Opinion Let’s look at an example from a job interview and how the Speech Cookie might help you out of a tough spot. You can’t be prepared for every question you might be asked, but you can be better prepared for any question you might be asked. Some questions are strange or downright outlandish. It may be asked to gauge your thought process, or how you handle a challenge. Examples, “Why is there fuzz on a tennis ball? Name at least 10 other uses for a pencil?” Yes, these are actual questions taken from lists of potential interview questions. Using the Speech Cookie OREO method, your answer might sound like this… Question: If you could be any fruit or vegetable, what would you be and why? (I

personally know at least two people who have been asked this question in an interview.) Think Speech Cookie… O – Opinion - I believe that if I could be any fruit or vegetable, I would be a fresh stalk of celery. R – Reason(s) – A fresh stalk of celery is crisp and a beautiful shade of green with little leaves that resemble funny looking hair on the top. This reminds me that sometimes we have to play life straight and deal with serious situations, but the leafy “hair” reminds me to have fun, don’t take myself too seriously and enjoy life. E – Example(s) – An example of this attitude is when I am working in a team. We have a goal to achieve or a task to complete which may be serious, but research shows that the more people “play” together with a positive attitude, the level of stress is greatly reduced, which leads to greater production and more cohesiveness in the team. O – Opinion – That’s why I would choose a fresh stalk of celery. Obviously, there are other options, but you can see how it can work within the framework of the Speech Cookie OREO Method. An impromptu question can be asked in many situations. Some situations are simply casual conversation. Whatever the circumstance, the next time you are asked a question, think of the simple four-step structure for greater success. Hmmmm, anyone else hungry for some cookies and milk? The terms Speech Cookie and Speech Cookie OREO Method are original copy written terms by Tammy Miller and may only be used when giving full credit to the originator. Tammy Miller is a professional speaker, author, and presentation skills coach in the State College area. She is the author of My Life is Just Speech Material, and So is Yours: A Guide to What to Say and How to Say it, as well as her publications on breast cancer, including her latest compilation, Pink Ribbon Stories: A Celebration of Life, available October 2011. Find out more about Tammy at:

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Beaver Heights Townhomes located in Bellefonte is now accepting applications for newly constructed 2, 3 and 4 Bedroom townhomes. This is an affordable Housing Tax Credit project, with 4 Mobility Impaired/Handicap Accessible units for persons with disabilities. The project has 36 additional units ranging in rents from $641 to $857 per month for a total of 40 affordable units. All applicants must meet income limits based on family sizes and cannot exceed 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI). Additionally, applicants may not use more than 40% of their gross monthly income towards rent. All applications are subject to background, criminal, and credit checks prior to approval. Income limits apply to the program. To see if you qualify, please fill out an application and consult with the onsite manager. Pet accepted, with restrictions.

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Grange Fair Review – Part 2 Article & photos by Sam Stitzer

CENTRE HALL – There was no sleeping in during the fair for Chris Hosterman and Allan Darr. They were up early every day, serving up hot coffee on the grandstand stage from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. to gatherings of people interested in their project, the Ram Centre Community Center, which is planned for land behind the Penns Valley High School building. The center will house a basketball court, daycare center, senior center, a medical facility, and all-purpose meeting rooms to serve the needs of the entire Penns Valley area. The coffee gatherings were held to kick off a $4.5 million fundraising campaign. As of Monday, August 29, they had already secured a whopping $227,000 in pledges, and an additional $500,000 in discounts on services from contractors, etc. Never underestimate the power of hot coffee on a cool August morning! Building plans were on display as Chris and Allan applied their best sales techniques to the interested parties present. They encouraged everyone in the valley to be involved, and stressed that donations are needed now in order to construct the new center, and have it open by next summer. Enthusiasm is running high in Penns Valley for this great project! At 11 a.m. on Monday, a Grange Fair tradition unfolded in the grandstand area, as a giant ice cream sundae was prepared for a huge crowd of ice-cream-loving kids and adults. Senator Jake Corman, and Centre County Commissioners, Chris Exarchos and Steve Dershem, built this monster with assistance from Dairy Princess Tanna Shirk, and Sunset Dairy employees. As they have done for many years, Sunset Dairy donated 45 gallons of vanilla ice cream and six gallons of toppings to make the giant sundae. When the ice cream pyramid was finished, Tanna Shirk slathered on the chocolate syrup and cherries, to the delight of the drooling audience (including me!). Then the gooey mix was served, free of charge, to the waiting audience. The smiles on the kids’ faces were no doubt worth all the effort! Monday night, the Interstate Series Tractor pulls hit the Grange Fairgrounds track with a roar! These are the high

Senator Jake Corman scoops ice cream off the sundae to serve to a waiting crowd.

rollers – the custom-built pulling machines powered by big block V-8 car engines (some with two engines), and one with a 1710 cubic inch Allison V-12 aircraft engine (think P-51 Mustang)! Competitors came from several states, and these guys flew down the track with ear-splitting roars! The capacity crowd loved it! Tuesday morning was a lot quieter, with the only sound being the clang of horseshoes hitting the pin in the Horseshoe Pitching Contest finals. Contestants from age nine to 89 pitched in five age groups. Organizer Alan Turner said there were 43 people pitching, including four juniors (age 16 and under). One of the juniors was Turner’s grandson, 10-year-old Nick Turner, who was already throwing like a pro! This event harks back to America’s horse-powered agrarian society of long ago. It preserves a piece of history, and is just plain fun for all! Tuesday evening, near the animal barns, the Race Day Show Booth was set up with a line of sprint cars on display, and a free raffle for children up to age 16. Prizes were numerous toys and 30 brand new bicycles! This event was sponsored by Packer Concessions, headed by Allan Packer of Centre Hall. Cheers, applause, and squeals of delight rang out as winning ticket numbers were called, and lucky kids took home their prizes. Race car drivers were there for race fans to meet, and to get autographed photos of their favorite sprint car drivers. Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. on the Southside Stage, the Baby King and Queen Contest got under way. This contest is for three-year-old boys and girls, and probably has the highest “cute factor” of all the fair’s events. Master of Ceremonies, Jerry Valeri, of radio station MAJIC 99, interviewed the little ones with great skill. It’s not always easy to get three-year-olds to talk (or to stop talking)! He asked them about their favorite animals and foods at the fair. Horses and hot dogs seemed to be the overwhelming choices. At the contest’s end, Cheyenne Bookmiller, daughter of Glenna and Jon Bookmiller of Milesburg, was crowned queen, and Owen Houts, son of Dave and Rachel Houts of Centre Hall

A row of sprint cars was on display in the Race Day Show Booth.

A family affair: Baby King & Queen contestant, Maura Sharer sits on her mother, Jody Sharer’s, lap. Her dad, Danan, and brother Garret are at right. Great grandmother King Owen Houts and Queen Cheyenne Bookmiller share the wicker throne. Betty Sharer is at left, sizing up the competition on stage.

The contestants take a bow for the audience.

was named king. The king and queen rode on a float in the Thursday afternoon parade, waving and smiling at the grandstand crowd, who clapped and cheered for them with great enthusiasm. Congratulations, Cheyenne and Owen! Thursday, September 1 marked the beginning of a new month, and the end of Grange Fair 2011. At 1 p.m., another longstanding fair tradition unfolded. The float parade stepped off just inside Gate #2, and wound its way around the grounds, finishing at the grandstand, where a large crowd cheered the participants on. The parade featured marching bands, cheerleaders, fair officials, floats by local Grange and 4-H groups, fire trucks, and much more. Announcer Mary Ann Haagen introduced each unit as it went by, and the crowd responded with enthusiastic cheers and applause. Thursday night at 8 p.m., the band Satisfaction took the grandstand stage as the fair’s final act of the year. This group is a Rolling Stones tribute band, performing all the Stones’ hits of the 1960s, as well as a few numbers saluting Chuck Berry and other early rockers. They took us aging Baby Boomers back to our high school days, as the lead singer came off looking, sounding, and even moving much like Mick Jagger in his glory days of the 1960s. It was a fun time of nostalgia and lots of good old rock & roll! Well, Grange Fair 2011 is history. It’s time to take the remote control for the video of our lives off “pause,” and push the “play” button once again. Late Thursday night, the voice of Grange Fair committee member, LeDon Young, was heard on the public address speakers, declaring the fair’s end, and thanking everyone for coming. She concluded her speech, saying “Let me be the first to wish you all a very Merry Christmas,” drawing a collective laugh from all points of the fairgrounds. Whoa, LeDon, I think you just hit the “fast forward” button! You better rewind a little! See our Facebook page for all of Sam Stitzer’s photos from the second half of The Grange Fair.

The Sprucetown Methodist Church brought Noah’s Ark, filled with stuffed animals, and Pastor Jeff Mugridge dressed as Noah.

Girls fly high on Garbrick’s Octopus ride, a perennial favorite at the fair.

Rolling Stones tribute band, Satisfaction, thrilled the closing night crowd on Thursday.

Fair worker, Rick Fayman’s sign at the end of the parade says it all!

The Bellefonte High School Band marches into the grandstand.


As told to Brian Baney at the WWII Fly In

H H H H H H H Contribute to Bears That Care

Inside the terminal, I sat down with WWII Veteran, Billy Stover. Bill hails from Aaronsburg. To leave a quiet, humble town that may resemble any town in Germany or France prior to wartime, to confront the rigors and dangers of a world war, was a feat in itself. Drafted 13 SEP 43 into the Air Force, Billy Stover began his stint serving his country. But, within six weeks, he was transferred to the Army as an infantryman. The powers-that-be decided they needed more troops in the infantry for the, now historic, Battle of the Bulge. The Battle of the Bulge started on December 16, 1944. Hitler had convinced himself that the alliance between Britain, France, and America in the western sector of Europe was not strong and that a major attack and defeat would break up the alliance. Therefore, he ordered a massive attack against what were primar- Billy Stover, 89 (as of October), of Aaronsburg, displays a ily American forces. American forces were photo of himself in Germany 1943. surprised by the attack, but by the second day, the Germans had already lost ground and were losing. Hitler’s strategy featured mainly armored vehicles and those heavy tools of death needed fuel, and lots of it – which, Germany just didn’t have. So, in the end, German soldiers ended up trapped and left to their own devices. The attack is formally called the Ardennes Offensive but because the initial attack by the Germans created a bulge in the Allied front line, it has become more commonly known as the Battle of the Bulge. Thinking he would be flying in planes, Billy Stover now found himself right in the thick of things. Boots on the ground, rifle in hand, and following orders, Billy and his platoon scoured towns and hillsides for the enemy. Billy found himself mostly on point, which meant he led his platoon as they searched every home, barn, and outbuilding for German soldiers. Some would surrender – helmet and weapons on the ground, hands on their heads. Sometimes, Billy and his fellow troops would be approached by German soldiers claiming they were surrendering. But, they would not drop their weapons or helmet to the ground. When these German soldiers were given orders to do so, they refused and had to be shot. One such episode Billy spoke of was when a single German soldier was surrendering, but not dropping his weapons. The German ended up being shot in the foot. The soldier had to be marched back to camp, so the radio man of the platoon, beleaguered by the heavy communication equipment strapped the radio on the German’s back. Billy spoke of peering through home and storefront windows in France, in search of German soldiers. The French people were so thankful and gracious to the Americans; the troops were given food and drink. But, there were German sympathizers and any building you entered could be your last. You just never knew for sure. For his service, Billy Stover received the Combat Infantry Badge and the Bronze Star for his combat duties. Billy told me if a man wasn’t scared in the war, there was something wrong with him. Billy said that he was only scared one time – starting the day he stepped off the plane onto enemy territory, ending the day he stepped back onto a plane to come home.

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STATE COLLEGE – Artistic Horizon is proud to announce the 10th anniversary of the “Bears that Care� program. It was started by local artist Michele Rivera after the terrorist attack in New York on September 11, 2001. She felt a need to comfort the children of New York. Today the program reaches children in crisis locally and worldwide. After 10 years and toys numbering in the tens of thousands, the program collects and distributes stuffed animals with handwritten notes of encouragement for each child. Please support our 10th year anniversary “Bears that Care� Toy Drive: 1. Donating NEW stuffed animals 16 inches or smaller 2. Donating funds towards the cost of shipping 3. Helping write handwritten notes of encouragement 4. Passing the word to friends and family

The dates for the Toy Drive are September 11 through 21. Locations are: Artistic Horizon, Building C on Cato Ave, State College Ave. OR 219 S. Patterson Street, State College. Call Michele, (814) 234-3441 with questions

FNB & National Park Foundation Give $50,000 to Flight 93 Memorial Central Pennsylvanians did their part memorials in New York and at the Pentagon are completed. However, the Flight 93 National Memorial has yet to receive the necessary funds. Approximately $10 million in private funding is needed to finish the project. When completed, the memorial, located in Shanksville, will be the only unit of the National Park system dedicated to the events of September 11. To support the building of the Flight 93 National Memorial and learn more about how the public can participate in the challenge grant and double their gift to the memorial, visit http://www.honorflight93. org or call the National Park Foundation at (202) 354-6488. The memorial site is currently under construction with plans to dedicate the Flight 93 National Memorial on September 10, 2011. Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to attend the dedication and President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are expected to visit the Flight 93 National Memorial on September 11, 2011. To view the memorial site live, visit For more information on the story of United Flight 93 and the national memorial, please go to

The Flight 93 National Memorial Campaign announced that First National Bank of Pennsylvania contributed $25,000 to support the building of the Flight 93 National Memorial honoring all those lost on September 11, including the 40 heroes on board United Flight 93. Thanks to a two-million-dollar challenge grant from the Board of Directors of the National Park Foundation, the contribution was matched dollar for dollar and resulted in $50,000 for the memorial. FNB led a fundraising campaign over Memorial Day weekend. Newspapers were delivered in specially designed bags that encouraged people to return the bags to one of the bank’s local offices. For every bag returned, FNB made a donation to the Flight 93 National Memorial Campaign. People from all over Pennsylvania participated, including residents of Centre County. “We are grateful to First National Bank for helping us to ensure that those lost on September 11, including the 40 heroes of Flight 93, will never be forgotten,� said Neil Mulholland, President and CEO of the National Park Foundation, the charitable partner of the Flight 93 National Memorial Campaign. Nearly 10 years after September 11,

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H H H H H H H H H H Military Time Line Presented at Museum United in Prayer 18th thru 21st Centuries on Display A Remembrance by Laurel Sanders* September 11, 2002, exactly one year after 9/11 By Jay Alexander

BOALSBURG – The Pennsylvania Military Museum in Boalsburg will host its annual Then & NOW Military History Time Line of Uniforms and Equipment on Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18. Re-enactors from the Colonial period to today’s active duty PA National Guard will be encamped on the grounds showcasing the uniforms and equipment of the soldier through 250 years of development. “With the addition of the Revolutionary War Hessians a couple of years ago, we decided to invite the Austrian Mountain Troops of WWII, known as Gerbirgsjagers, who have supported our Memorial Day Weekend WWII Revisited bivouac. This makes our time line an ‘international affair,’ said museum educator, Joe Horvath. “It’s really a nice end-of-season event that brings together all of our wonderful volunteer reenactors for one last show before the winter.�  

Twenty-first century support will be provided by members of the 112th Infantry Regiment, Pennsylvania National Guard, who plan to attend the two-day event with their “battle rattle� gear and vehicles. The encampment opens to the public at 10 a.m. each day with a battle dress uniform fashion show and weapons demonstration beginning at 1 p.m. “The fashion show and rifle demo will be presented chronologically beginning with the Colonial period,� Horvath said. The Pennsylvania Military Museum and 28th Infantry Division Shrine, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, is located on South Atherton Street (Business Route 322) in Boalsburg, three miles east of State College. For more information, call (814) 466-6263 or visit 

It was noon, September 11, 2002 [in Bremen, Germany.] The bustling sounds of a routine workday in the city were interrupted by the ringing of church bells. Hurried shoppers momentarily slowed their pace. A few stood still. Workers took a moment to pause and reflect. In the schools, teachers called students to pause from their studies, stand behind their desks, and be silent for exactly one minute. Even the occasional passer-by stopped and paused, and then continued on, deep in thought. In a country where the Church has a strong voice in politics but a meager showing in most pews, the momentary emphasis on prayer – both nationally and locally – was unifying and powerful. One year earlier, people had reacted with shock and sympathy amid news announcements and video footage played on their radios and TV screens. That afternoon had punctuated our lives like a scene of relentless terror in a science fiction film. Now, one year after the tragic event, the genuine outpouring of sorrow, love, and unity continued to be felt all over Europe. It was evident in the media, in churches and synagogues, in our own parish, and among neighbors and friends of all faiths. Those who believed in peace and freedom – among them Germans, Turks, Albanians, French, Croats, Ghanaians, Koreans, British, Austrians, and more - stood united. The pain of America and its people had reached across the Atlantic, and it was shared by many.

Standing still for a moment in remembrance, I prayed fervently that I could forgive the perpetrators who had taken away our collective and individual sense of security and who so clearly continued to harbor deep hate. I wasn’t sure forgiveness was within me. Perhaps no matter what kind of an Almighty we envision, arguably the single most important thing we can do is to take time to get to know, and pray for, our neighbors – whoever they are. Regardless of what words we use or how we pray, our prayers shape our thoughts and actions. A year after tragedy struck – and for several years afterward – the ringing of the bells, the ensuing moments of prayer, and the reflective moments of silence reminded people of all faiths that together we are strong, and divided we fall. On that day, one year after 911 changed the world and for many months afterward, people of diverse cultures and faiths chose again to stand together as one people, remembering our similarities and forgetting our differences. Life on earth has no guarantees, except that it will end. What could be more valuable than prayer to guide the steps that at any given time could very well be our last? Laurel Sanders lived in Germany from 1993 - 2004 with her husband, Graham, an opera singer. Her article reflects her experiences on the first anniversary of 911 while she lived and worked as a musician in Bremen. Laurel currently resides in State College.

Veterans’ Van Dedication Sunday, September 11 By Sandie Biddle

When Holly Serface first came to The Gazette with a call for donations for a van to transport county veterans to the Altoona VA medical facility, we were pleased to oblige. We printed her story in the Veterans’ Day issue of The Gazette on November 5. As director of Centre County Veterans’ Affairs, Holly’s job to raise the $20,000 needed for the county’s portion of the van. She needed to submit these funds to the Disabled American Veterans by February 1, 2011. The DAV would cover the rest of the cost, plus cover gasoline, insurance, and maintenance expenses for the life of the vehicle. That $20,000 was a large amount of money to the local veterans’ agency, but Holly was sure that people in the community would step up and donate. She was right. I was happy to receive her thank-you note that I printed in the December 17 issue – they had reached the $20,000 mark. Since then the van was ordered and custom built in Kentucky.

The van is here in Bellefonte and will be dedicated Sunday, September 11 at 2 p.m. at the Willowbank Building on Holmes Street, Bellefonte. In addition to Holly, Brian Querry of RSVP will be at the dedication service, as will a representative of the county commissioners. RSVP is coordinating the volunteer drivers’ schedules and The Community Help Centre is taking the calls from veterans to schedule their transportation. “The volunteer drivers are trained and licensed by the DAV at the Altoona VA Hospital,� Holly said. “We currently have 10 licensed drivers. If anyone needs an application, they can call me at 355-6812.� “This was not a one man show,� she said. “So many people helped. It took a community to make this happen. It makes me so proud – as a Centre County resident and veteran – I couldn’t have done it myself.� She wants to thank the following on

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H H H H H H H H H H Warm Up for “Give ‘Em 5” “Rolling Requiem” Concert for Tenth Anniversary of 9/11 The Veterans Assistance Fund will hold its second annual “Give ‘Em 5” charity race on November 6 at the Bellefonte Middle School. Registration is $20 for the 5 mile run / 5 K walk and begins at noon. Early registration is $15 at www. The race starts at 1 p.m. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: overall, age, and veterans. Proceeds benefit US Military Veterans with financial hardship. For more information contact: Tara Murray at (814) 355-4558 or

CATA to Participate in Moment of Remembrance In recognition of the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) will join the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and other public transportation systems nationwide in a Moment of Remembrance on Sunday, September 11, 2011, at 1 p.m. (EDT). At this time, all operating CATABUS vehicles will pull to the side of the road for a “moment of silence” of one minute in honor of those affected by the attacks. This action coincides with the Moment of Remembrance resolution sponsored by Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and passed by the United States Senate through which local, state. and national institutions have been called upon to mark this minute with bells or sirens to honor the victims of the events. Additional information is available at www.lautenberg.

Patriot Day Services Sunday, September 11 The 9-11 Centre Region Remembrance Service begins at 12:45 p.m. at the Alpha Fire Company, 400 West Beaver Avenue, State College. Light refreshments will be served after the service. All are invited to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, at Foster Avenue and Fraser Street in State College, for a special service at 10 a.m. to commemorate the anniversary of the terrorist attacks. The Remembrance Eucharist (Holy Communion) will feature prayers based on the Church of England’s Remembrance Day service and there will be special music presented by Richard Shephard. Taps will be played to conclude the remembrance. The Woodycrest United Methodist Church, State College, is having a Patriot Day ceremony and worship service at 9 a.m. Call (814) 238-1683 or e-mail A multi-denominational community memorial service will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the KeyCentre at 1224 N. Atherton Street. Among those presenting the memorial service, U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, Rabbi David Ostrich, of Congregation Brit Shalom, and Perry Babb and pastor Jacqueline Babb, of Keystone Church. A Remembrance & First Responders Service will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, September 11 in the All-Purpose Room of the new Ferguson Township Elementary School in Pine Grove Mills. The service will also honor local first responders, including township police, Alpha Fire Company, and Centre LifeLink. The service is coordinated by St. Paul Lutheran Church, Fairbrook United Methodist Church, and Pine Grove Presbyterian Church. For more information, call (814) 237-2081.

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On Sunday, and Eybler, drew on their experience with opera to infuse the September 11, the more colorful texts with operatic devices to create a rather State College Choral forward and sensational ‘religious’ work. The Requiem text Society will join is full of drama. The Mozart Requiem takes full advantage choruses throughout of this drama. The work presents challenges for the singers America to sing the through the use of fast melismas (multiple notes per syllable) Mozart Requiem in which require great dexterity and finesse. It is much easier to remembrance of all play these fast passages than to sing them!” those affected by the Mozart died before the work was finished, and it was September 11, 2001 completed by others. Shelley said, “Considering the unfinterrorist attacks. The ished nature of the work and subsequent journey through the performance will be pens of various composers, the work remains a very cohesive... held at Penn State’s work of art that captures the Requiem text with a great deal Pasquerilla Spiritual of effectiveness. Listening to the work provides a profound, Center at 3 p.m., with fulfilling experience. Adding the weight of September 11 only a pre-program talk at 2 increases this effectiveness.” (photo provided by Russ Shelley and the p.m. When asked what participating in this concert meant to State College Choral Society) Russ Shelley, The 9.11.11 him, chorus member Steve Houtz said, “Music, Mozart, and music director of the State College Choral Society. Project: A National especially the Requiem, reach down into our souls and help us Requiem of Rememto experience an essential part of our being....I remember the brance, initiated by helpless feeling watching the events of that day. Now, finally, the Santa Barbara Choral Society in California, honors those a decade later I can memorialize the lost and honor those who lost in the tragedy and the heroes who risked their lives to responded so bravely.” save others. The 10th-anniversary commemoration is similar Chorus manager Janet Haner said, “The music of the to the “Rolling Requiem” of September 11, 2002, in which Mozart Requiem is so universally inspiring and uplifting that choruses around the world sang the Mozart Requiem in D it helps us to understand our emotions in the wake of the minor to commemorate the first anniversary of the tragedy. 9/11 tragedy....Along with the tribute comes hope – hope that On September 11, 2011, choruses in each time zone will sing we can all work together, that the harmony of the music will the Requiem at 3 p.m., and the memorial music will gradually translate to harmony among the people of the world.” roll across the nation, hour by hour, from the East Coast to Now in its 63rd year, the State College Choral Society Hawaii. offers five concerts each season. Shelley said the chorus has The State College Choral Society began planning for performed Mozart’s Requiem four times previously, most the concert more than a year ago as the 10th anniversary recently in 1996. The upcoming concert is their first Requiem approached, according to Dr. Russell Shelley, the music performance affiliated with the commemoration of Septemdirector. “We have worked hard to include the broader com- ber 11, 2001. munity though an essay contest (for grades six though 12), General admission is $20, and student admission is $10. and first responder attendance, with their trucks and equip- For tickets and information, contact the Choral Society at ment. The State College mayor will greet the audience at the 814-234-0169 or beginning of the concert.” The 170-member chorus will feature four soloists: Sarah Shafer, soprano; Janice Mianulli, contralto; Nin D. Hiles, Jr., tenor; and James R. White, bass-baritone. Shafer, a State College resident, is currently a student in the opera program at the Curtis Institute of Music and has an active solo career in the Philadelphia area. Hiles was a member of the Robert (photo by Crystal Crum) Shaw Chamber Singers, has The State College Choral Society in concert. a notable career as a soloist, and now teaches music at Huntington Area High School. White and Mianulli are both members of the State College Choral Society. White is a frequent soloist in central Pennsylvania, and a lecturer in music at Penn State University’s Altoona Campus. Mianulli, a Bellefonte resident, is a voice instructor at Lycoming College and Juniata College, the director of the women’s vocal ensemble, Arietta, $150 due with application and sings professionally. $400 due in April Dr. Shelley has con$400 due in July ducted the State College Choral Society for 12 years, and is the chair of the Inquiries call Department of Music at Jack Bechdel at 814.571.8121 Juniata College. 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Nittany Lions Looking to Reverse the Tide By Les Barnhart

With all the rain the area has had this past week, a joke about high tides just didn’t seem appropriate but the fact remains that Penn State will entertain the Alabama Crimson Tide this Saturday afternoon with kickoff coming at 3:30pm at Beaver Stadium. The Tide (1-0) comes in ranked either second or third in the nation, depending on which poll you give credence. Alabama routed Kent State in last weekend in both teams’ openers. The Nittany Lions, ranked 2oth in nation, opened with a win over Indiana State and will be looking to avenge last season’s lopsided loss to the team that many believe will win the SEC again this season. The Nittany Lions will have their paws full trying to slow down the Tide on defense as they will look to ground their running game led by Trent Richardson. Both teams will face similar situations under center as neither team has determined which of their two starters will ultimately settle in as the starter.

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Steelers Head to Lion’s Den in Week 1 By Matt Masullo

To say the Steelers-Ravens rivalry is a heated one is an understatement. It is the best rivalry in the NFL today, hands down. For fans of either team to see that game in Week 1 of the NFL season, which also happens to fall on the ten year anniversary of 9-11, they will get one of the marquee matchups of the season right off the bat. Dating back to 2001, the Steelers are 14-9 against the Ravens, including a 3-0 postseason record. In the past eight matchups, the Steelers have been in the W column six times. In the past nine meetings, only one game has been decided by more than a touchdown. This offseason, the teams traded barbs back and forth on Twitter and in the media; Ray Rice question whether Hines Ward would be available for the game after a traffic stop in Georgia, LaMarr Woodley

stating that Joe Flacco would never make it to a Super Bowl as long as he was a Steelers and Casey Hampton recently saying that the Ravens talk too much, and that they need to talk themselves into not liking the Steelers. The saga continues Sunday September 11, with the winner having bragging rights over their bitter rival. Also, with a win, whoever comes out on top will be in prime position to win the division. Granted, it will only be a week one victory, but let’s be honest, the Browns and Bengals aren’t going to contend in the AFC North. The game kicks off at 1pm on CBS.


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Lions Handle Sycamores to Kick Off 2011 By Matt Masullo

Not even Sycamore legend Larry Bird could have stopped the bleeding on Saturday, as the Penn State Nittany Lions smacked the Indiana State Sycamores to kick of the 125th season of Nittany Lion Football, winning effortlessly, 41-7. The game got off to a fast start, when Chaz Powell took the game’s opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown, and an early 7-0 lead for the Nittany Lions. With Quarterback Gate 2011 dominating the local headlines as of late, Coach Paterno didn’t allow for either of his two quarterbacks, Rob Bolden and Matt McGloin, to take the game over. Bolden got the nod over McGloin, and looked shaky to say the least. He went 6-12 for 37 yards, while his competition, McGloin went 6-8 for 77 yards. Neither needed to throw the ball to win Saturday, as Silas Redd and the ground game grinded out 48 carries for 245 yards. Redd led all rushers, carrying 12 times for 104 yards and two scores. Even the Penn State fullbacks got into the action, with Joe Suhey accounting for 29 yards and a score, and Mike Zordich rushing for 15 yards and a score. Uncharacteristically, the fullbacks accounted for 11 of the 48 team rushes. Derek Moye led all receivers with four receptions for 57 yards. The kicking game was off, with Evan Lewis missing two field goals and a PAT. With Anthony Fera suspended for the start of the season, the kicking game will need to find a kicker ASAP. Freshman Sam Ficken got his kicks in on Saturday after Lewis, a converted receiver failed. Fera could have his suspension lifted in the next week or two, and he would solidify the kicking game upon his return. Regardless of whom the kicker is, kicks inside the 30 yard line need to be converted at the collegiate level a high percentage of the time. The biggest question after the lopsided victory was who would be the quarterback under center on Saturday September 10 against number two ranked Alabama. Paterno indicated that he would again use a two quarterback system against the Crimson Tide. What the pecking order will be is yet to be seen. Bolden led the team to one score in his six possessions played, while McGloin led three scoring drives during his four possessions. The Nittany Lions take on the Crimson Tide at 3:30 at Beaver Stadium on September 10, with coverage on ABC.

Vick and the Eagles Head to the Midwest in Week 1 By Matt Masullo

Michael Vick, fresh off of signing his 100 million dollar contract, will head to St. Louis with his Eagles teammates to begin what could be one of the most hyped season openers in team history. Kickoff is set for 1pm on Fox. Joining Vick and company will be newcomers Nnamdia Asomugha, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Cullen Jenkins, Jason Babin, Steve Smith, Vince Young and Ronnie Brown. Those, in addition to the already talented rosters featuring explosive playmakers DeSean Jackson, LeSean McCoy, Jeremy Maclin and Asante Samuel. Needless to say, the Eagles have a plethora of talent. The

question is, can Andy Reid and company find ways to utilize all of it? For the Rams, Sam Bradford has established himself as one of the up and comers at the quarterback position in the league. He leads a Rams offense thin on playmakers. Outside of Bradford, most fans know of Steven Jackson, the Rams do-it-all running back. He totes the rock, catches balls out of the backfield and pass protects as well as any back in the league. Danny Amendola was one of Bradfords favorite targets last year. Look for the 2nd year quarterback to look his way when he isn’t handing the ball off to Jackson.

Attention Local Sports Fans, Parents and Athletes!!

Just a reminder that with the all the sports going on in the county, it’s especially important that I get the input of all of you as I am bound to miss many of those who are deserving of recognition in their respective sports. No sport should go unnoticed

or worse yet, unplayed. You can even submit your own name and deny it to your friends and teammates. Please feel free to contact me at my email address: regarding your sports story as well as a phone number where you can be reached if needed. You can also post your ideas for a story or a recap of your game on the Centre County

Sports page on Facebook. In order to make the Centre County Gazette the paper of the people, I need you, the people to provide the best sports coverage around. Good luck to all you in your respective sports. Hopefully I will run into you at a sporting event sometime and it will be you I will be covering. — Les Barnhart, Sports Editor

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Rams Roll Red Raiders By Gazette Sports Department

The 2011 football season started off with a bang for the Penns Valley Rams. The Rams, featuring a new look spread offense, torched the Red Raiders of Bellefonte 238 yards rushing, knocking off their Centre County rivals 35-10 at Rogers Stadium in Bellefonte. Quarterback Sam Snyder led the charge for the Rams, rushing for 129 yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries. Austin Auman chipped in with 101 yards and two scores on 11 carries. Snyder opened up the scoring onslaught for the Rams in the first quarter with a one-yard run, giving the Rams an early 7-0 lead after a successful PAT. Bellefonte would not go quietly though, scoring on its ensuing possession. Jesse Hocker hauled in 25-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Fye to bring the Raiders back. Adam Johnson booted the PAT through the uprights to tie the game up a 7. In the second quarter, the Rams got touchdown runs from Auman (3 yards) and Snyder (25 yards) to push the score to 21-7 heading into halftime. Snyders score came on a nifty run in which he bowled over a Bellefonte defender at the 10-yard line. After the Snyder touchdown, Auman converted a two point conversion to extend the lead to 14. In the third quarter, Auman scored from eight yards out to extend the lead even further. Snyder added his third score of the game on a 36-yard run in the fourth quarter, where he eluded several Bellefonte defenders on his way to the end zone, giving the Rams a 35-7 lead. Johnson capped the scoring for Bellefonte in the fourth with a 26-yard field goal. For Bellefonte, Fye finished his first varsity start going 8-21 for 108 yards and a score. Colin Turner led all Bellefonte rushers with 51 yards, and Doylan Deithrich was the top pass catcher, snagging two balls for 49 yards. Ian Brown led all Rams receivers with two catches for 47 yards and Snyder finished the day 6-13 for 83 yards. Bellefonte plays host to the Central Dragons on Friday September 9th and Penns Valley plays host to Juniata.

Springfield Township Spoils Home Opener for Eagles By Les Barnhart

WINGATE- Bald Eagle Area opened their 2011 football season at Alumni Stadium by playing host to the visiting Springfield Township. The Spartans play in District 1 and made the trip from near Philadelphia for what was the opener for both teams. The Spartans used a strong running game and took advantage of early mistakes by the Eagles to prevail 30-14. The Spartans (1-0) opened the game with a touchdown on their first possession, the first of three touchdowns by Clay Ewell. The senior running back that ran for more than 1,200 yards last year picked up where he left off as he rumbled for 165 yards on 25 carries. On their first possession, Bald Eagle Area (0-1) put the ball on the turf on a bad handoff exchange and Springfield Township scooped it up and ran it in from 37 yards out to push the Spartans’ lead to 14-0 before some fans had found their seats. The Eagles were undaunted despite several missed opportunities in which the Spartan defense stiffened and denied them on several occasions. Midway through the second quarter, the Eagles offense broke through for their first score of the game when Cole Long connected with Nate Sharkey on an 8-yard touchdown pass coming on a fourth down conversion. That touchdown would allow the Eagles to cut the

deficit to 14-6 at halftime. Spri ng f ield To w n s h i p would add a not her touchdown on their first possession of the second half when Ewell tallied his second of three touchdowns to push the lead to 22-6. Bald Eagle Area jumped back into the fray when Colby Peters blocked and recovered a punt to set up the Eagles’ offense at the Spartan 34. Five plays later Long called his own number on a QB sneak and the Eagles trailed by just a score at 22-14. Springfield Township would put the game away in the fourth quarter when Ewell scored the last of his touchdowns to set the final at 30-14. The score was not indicative of the actual game as the Eagles hung into against the Spartans but paid for their mistakes including the touchdown coming off the early turnover. The offense lost the turnover battle as they fumbled four times and lost three of them. Cody Ripka stood out for the Eagles offensive as he had three receptions for 79 yards while rushing for 56 yards on twelve carries. The schedule doesn’t get any easier this week as Clearfield (1-0) heads into town to face the Eagles. The game is scheduled for a 7pm kickoff on Friday night.

Little Lions Pounded by State Champs By Gazette Sports Department The North Allegheny Tigers were crowned the 2010 PIAA Class AAAA State Champions last season. En route to that championship, they defeated the State College Little Lions twice. They got their 2011 title defense off to a great start with a 53-21 victory over the Little Lions last Friday. The Tigers racked up over 550 total offensive yards in the victory, flexing their muscle early on in the 2011 campaign. State College appeared to be up to the challenge early in Fridays contest, matching the Tigers opening score (which came by way Mack Leftwhich’s arm –56 yard touchdown pass). Jack Haffner scored from 12 yards out to tie the game up in the first quarter. With the game tied at 7 after the first,

the Little Lions looked to be up to the challenge of the Tigers, but fell apart after in the second quarter. After three consecutive scores from North Allegheny, Saige Jenco brought back a kickoff 85 yards to put the game within reach for State College. North Allegheny proved to be too much though, scoring three more times in the third quarter by way of a touchdown run, pass and a punt return. In the fourth quarter, Ryan Goeke scored from 1-yard out to put the last points on the board for the Little Lions. State College travels to St. Anthony’s in New York on Friday September 9th at 7pm.

Little Lions Travel to NY to Take on St. Anthony’s By Gazette Sports Department

The Little Lions of State College will stay on the road this week, as they travel Interstate 80 to South Huntingdon New York to take on the St. Anthony’s Friars. The long drive (close to five hours) will give the Little Lions time to prepare themselves to take on the 138th ranked team in the country and the 3rd ranked team in the entire state of New York. The game will be the Friar’s first game of the season. For State College, they will look to rebound from last week’s 53-21 loss to defending state champ North Allegheny Tigers. Last season, the Friars traveled to Centre County and defeated the Little Lions on the home turf 28-17. The Friars return 6’3, 230 lb defensive lineman Bryan Rhodes. Last season, he accounted for 10 sacks and 74 total tackles, both of which led his team. He will look to put pressure on Little Lion signal caller Josh Weakland. Weakland, who threw for 129 yards last week. The game kicks off at 7pm. Check back next week for the recap of the game.

Red Raiders Hope to Shut Down Central Ground Game

By Gazette Sports Department After each team dropped their opening games of the season, both the Red Raiders of Bellefonte and the Central Scarlet Dragons hope to put one in the win column this week, as the two clash at Rogers Stadium in Bellefonte at 7pm on September 9th. Should this year’s game come anywhere close to last year’s contest between the two teams, fans will be in for a treat. Bellefonte’s Matt Watson scored on a long touchdown pass in the waning seconds last year to defeat the Dragons on their home turf. Both Bellefonte and Central alike had to replace several key players from last year’s rosters. To say that both teams are inexperienced is an understatement. The Scarlet Dragons return only

two starts from last year’s squad, as Bellefonte returned three. F o r Central, Jarron Knisley is an elusive running back who ran for 118 yards on 17 carries last week versus the Bison of Clearfield. He can score from anywhere on the field, and from either side of the ball. For Bellefonte, keep an eye on sophomore Doylan Deitrich. He led all pass catchers last week with two catches for 49 yards and plays on both sides of the ball. Check back next week for a recap of the game.


Eagles Entertain Clearfield in Week 2 Action By Les Barnhart

Bald Eagle Area will look to even their record at 1-1 this Friday night as they welcome a young Clearfield Bison team into Alumni Field. Despite their having a string contingency of sophomores on this year’s team, the Bison went on the road last week and defeated a tough Central team, 27-20. The Eagles will need to slow down a Boson offense that is led by senior running back Beau Swales. He serves as the team’s cow-bell back while third-year starter Curtis Frye triggers the offense at quarterback. The game kickoffs at Alumni Stadium in Wingate at 7pm and will be featured as the Game of Week on WBLF 970AM.

Mounties Get Off to Quick Start in Win Against Lions After having a 2-8 season a year ago, it was key for Philipsburg-Osceola to get off to a good start to their 2011 season. In their season-opening contest against Chestnut Ridge, a team that defeated the Mounties 49-12 last year, P-O made the big plays down the stretch defeating the Lions 41-26 at Memorial Stadium. The Mountie defense got the tone started early, forcing a three-and out, and after a poor Chestnut Ridge punt, the P-O offense got the ball at the Lions 42-yard line. Three players later, Cody Lee, who amassed for all the yards on the drive, banged into the end zone from two yards out for a 7-0 lead. Philipsburg-Osceola added to their lead a couple minutes later, as after a Chestnut Ridge fumble, quarterback Mike Marcinko found Michael John for a 26-yard touchdown to make it 14-0. Turnovers were the story of the game, as the Mountie defense forced three takeaways, which resulted in twenty P-O points. Chestnut Ridge would not go away quietly, and midway through the third quarter, the Lions scored a touchdown to tie the game at twenty. The Mounties came right back though, taking the lead for good, as they went on a 78-yard drive, which was keyed by a 45-yard burst by Aaron Mcknight putting the ball deep in Lions territory. A couple of plays later, Marcinko threw his second touchdown pass of the night, this time hitting Parker Watson in the end zone from two yards out to give the Mounties a 27-20 lead. After a McKnight touchdown to give PhilipsburgOsceola a two-score advantage, Chestnut Ridge put pressure on the Mounties, scoring a touchdown to cut the deficit to eight, 34-26 with 4:35 left to go in the game. The Mounties have struggled trying to finish teams off the last couple of years, but the confidence and maturity of the upperclassman payed off. With Philipsburg-Ocseola trying to run out the clock, Michael John took a handoff and rushed 54-yards for a touchdown that put the game away for good, 41-26. The Mounties showed great balance offensively in the running game, as Lee (99), McKnight (83), and John (78) all had over 75 yards rushing. Philipsburg-Osceola improves to 1-0 on the season, and will make their first road trip of the season on Friday when they travel to Marion Center. The Stingers are 1-0 on the year, after defeating United 14-2.

P-O Mounties Schedule Correction With all apologies to our friends in the “Mountie Nation”, a mistake was made in recently released 2011 Football Guide. The football schedule for the Penns Valley Rams was inadvertently used in place of the schedule that will be played by the Philipsburg-Osceola Mounties. We have included that schedule for those looking to take in a Mounties game this fall.

Philipsburg-Osceola Mounties 9/2


Chestnut Ridge Lions



Marion Center Stingers



Juniata Indians



Bald Eagles Area Eagles



Penns Valley Rams



Clearfield Bison

10/14 AWAY

Central Dragons

10/21 HOME

Tyrone Golden Eagles

10/28 AWAY

Huntingdon Bearcats


Ligonier Valley Rams


All games scheduled to start at 7pm unless noted.



Local residents selected as “Donors of the Game” All presenting blood donors at Bleed Blue cancellation of nearly 90 blood drives, resultblood drives entered to win a “Donor of the ing in a shortfall of more than 3,000 blood Game” package for 2011 Alabama, Iowa, donations. Currently donors of all blood Purdue and Nebraska games types are needed. Carl Haymaker, DuBois, Pa., and Karen Visit Pipta, State College, Pa., will get to see their for additional information about the Penn names in lights at Beaver Stadium on Sep- State – Red Cross Bleed Blue promotion, tember 10 when the Nittany Lions play the including a list of Bleed Blue blood drives. Alabama Crimson Tide. Blood can be safely donated every 56 This honor won’t come for scoring a days. Most healthy people age 17 and older, touchdown, intercepting a pass or leading or 16 with parental consent, who weigh at a cheer. They came least 110 pounds, in to donate blood are eligible to donate Remaining Donor of the Game at a recent American blood and platelets. packages as follows: Red Cross Bleed Blue • October 8 – Iowa – two packages Donors who are 18 blood drive. and younger must • October 15 – Homecoming Game – From August also meet specific Purdue – one package 1 through October • November 12 – Nebraska – two packages height and weight 31, American Red requirements. Included in each Donor of the Game Cross Blood Services, Those with package: Greater Alleghenies • Two tickets to the Penn State football game specific eligibility Region, is once again • Two pre-game hospitality passes questions should call partnering with Penn • Two Penn State t-shirts the Red Cross Donor State Athletics on their • A sideline visit during the game; particiClient Support Center “Bleed Blue Donor of at 1-866-236-3276. pants must be age 16 or older the Game” promo- • Radio recognition during the Pre-Game Many donors are tion. Two packages eligible to give blood Show portion of the statewide game were awarded to the every 56 days. broadcast Alabama game. Individuals may • Beaver Stadium video board recognition Present to donate • After the game, the Donor of the Game also follow the Red at a Red Cross Bleed photo will be posted on Cross on Twitter: Blue blood drive and w w w.t w it / BleedBlue. be automatically redcrossGAR. entered to win one of seven 2011 Donor of NOTE: Due to a scheduling conflict, Karen the Game packages. “We’re excited that this has donated her package to two friends, Mary year, Donor of the Game winners will get to Ann Hamilton and Ralph Granite, who will see the Nittany Lions play on Homecoming attend in her place. weekend and against some of their biggest The Greater Alleghenies Region directly rivals,” commented John Hagins, CEO, serves hospitals, patients and donors in a Greater Alleghenies Region. “We expect that 100-county area in Kentucky, Maryland, donors will be excited, too.” Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West “Every two seconds, someone in our Virginia, with more than five-dozen blood country needs a blood transfusion,” he noted. products and related services, and also “These needs continue day and night, every supports blood needs experienced by patients day of the year.” elsewhere in hospitals served through Red Hagins also noted that through last Cross Blood Services. week, Hurricane Irene had forced the

Bellefonte Lanes Youth Bowling Program Goal: To provide an opportunity for boys and girls to participate in the great sport of bowling while having fun, making new friends, and learning the game for life-long bowling, as well as for parents and other family members to get involved and be a part of a great experience no matter how much knowledge of bowling. Age groups: Bumpers – Ages 2-5, Preps – Ages 8-11,

League bowling meets every Saturday at Bellefonte Lanes starting on September 17, 2011 and ending in March, 2012 (21 weeks of league bowling) Juniors and Preps bowl from 9:00 AM until approximately 10:45 AM Bantams and Bumpers begin at 11:00 AM

1. Coaching is available every Saturday before, during, and after league bowling

2. Other fun events take place throughout the season, i.e., bowling tournaments, fundraisers, “Beat the Coach Day”, and an “End of the Season Banquet”

Cost: Registration fee (includes USBC Youth sanctioning for “1” year and a youth bowling t-shirt) = $25.00 (*NOTE: “Bumper division bowlers” ARE NOT sanctioned, BUT pay a $10.00 registration fee that includes registration for the season and a youth bowling t-shirt)

Bumpers bowl 1 game each Saturday = Bantams bowl 2 games each Saturday = Preps and Juniors bowl 3 games each Saturday =

August 23, 2011

$3.00 per bowler $6.00 per bowler $9.00 per bowler

ALL bowlers receive FREE shoe rental NOTE: ALL costs are subject to change. For more information, contact: President: Brad Milanese - (814) 883-5077 E-mail:

Manager, Bellefonte Lanes: Denny Jaworski – (814) 355-4641 ALSO visit us on Facebook at BOWL FOR LIFE

The 14th Annual Centre County United Way Golf Tournament

2011 State College Elks Club Championships

Even Stevens Results—makeup date 1st Place Tie Brenda Wagner—14 Linda Kilareski—14 Linda Rohrer

Bantams – Ages 6-8*, Juniors – Ages 12-20**

Registration: Saturday, September 10, 2011 – 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM AND Saturday, September 17 (*NOTE: THIS IS ALSO THE FIRST DAY OF LEAGUE BOWLING !!!)

Caleb Thomas, 18, had a hole in one on Monday, July 18th at the State College Elks Club in Boalsburg, PA on hole number 2. His playing partners included his father, Blaine; Jim Merinar and Josh Cram.

State College Elks Country Club Tuesday Ladies League


NOTES: *Children age 8 may choose to bowl in the Bantam or Prep Division, but MUST remain in the same division for the entire season depending on their success in their specific division. **Children MUST be age 19 as of August 1, 2011 and CANNOT turn age 20 until after August 1, 2011 to be eligible to be a Youth Bowler.

Thomas records a Hole-in-One on #2 at Elks

2011 Men’s Club Champion Kevin Treese (Kevin Treese vs Steve Kirby) 2011 Women’s Club Champion Ginny Hosterman (Ginny Hosterman vs Jeannie Andrews) Men’s First Flight Kevin Lewis (Kevin Lewis vs Todd Trexler) Women’s First Flight Geri Stonebraker (Geri Stonebraker vs Emily Anselmi) Men’s Second - John Prisk Women’s Second - Kay Kustanbauter Men’s 3rd - Mark Eckley Men’s 4th - Jim Dunlpp Men’s 5th - Harry Anderson Men’s 6th - Ed Schon


Bellefonte Sunrise Rotary Club’s Annual Golf Tournament

To Support Rotary Youth Projects Sunday, September 25, 2011 8:00 am Tee Time Nittany Country Club • Mingoville, PA Shotgun Start • Four-Person Scramble If you have questions, please contact Cindy Stern by email or by phone 570-660-9347.

Monday, September 26, 2011 Penn State Blue & White Courses Shotgun Start at 1:00 PM Dinner and Awards Following at The Nittany Lion Inn For More Information Please Contact: Paul Peworchik 863-3746 • or the United Way office at 814-238-8283 Proceeds Benefit:



Bald Eagle and Bellefonte Tangle in Mountain League Rivalry Soccer Game

Lewistown Kish Slalom–Small But Great Success! By David Kurtz

A total of 12 paddlers blazed their way through 17 gates for the 2011 version of the Lewistown Kish Slalom. Six paddlers were from Lewistown, which was a first for this race. In previous years we had only one or two paddlers from the local area. For outof-town folks, we had Rich Kulawiec from Baltimore, who raced both K-1 and C-1, and Mark Eschbacher from Philadelphia, who raced open C-1. Nobody broke 100 seconds in time but Chance Blakeslee of Bellefonte had a better time of  101 seconds for the fastest time of the day. Coach Dave Kurtz of State College had two clean runs but the faster was at the 103-second level. For the second week in a row Kurtz squeaked by Rich Kulawiec by only 1 second! Kulawiec then had a singles canoe run of 133 seconds. Chance of Bellefonte won the kayak cadet class with a score of 101 seconds. In second place was Kyler Phillips of Bellefonte whose better time was 109 seconds. Kyler had a video camera attached to his forehead so I’ll be interested in seeing how it comes out. In third place was Keegan McChesney of Lewistown in a close 114 seconds.

Newcomer Jaelin Benner of Lewistown took fourth place in a credible 183 seconds. Jaelin started paddling only 10 days ago. The winner of the kayak cub cadet class was seven-year old Gabriel Koller of Bellefonte. His score was 149 seconds. In second place was Corey Benner of Lewistown with a 202-second run. Corey also started only 10 days ago. Dakota Fisher of Lewistown had trouble on both his runs, ending up doing a swim on each. Both the Benner boys showed superior paddling technique for their experience level. They need only more river running experience to match the paddle technique and they’ll be on the top of the winner’s stand in a short time. In the woman’s kayak cadet class, Miranda McChesney of Bellefonte was the winner in 214 seconds. Keegan McChesney also paddled in two additional classes. In singles canoe his better time was 146 seconds. Then he combined with his sister, Olivia, to win the mixed doubles canoe class in 202 seconds. Finally Mark Eschbacher had a fine run of 136 seconds in an open canoe.

Bald Eagle Area Little League Softball Meeting The Bald Eagle Area Little League Softball will be holding their regular monthly meeting on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH starting at 6pm at the BALD EAGLE AREA HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA. Regular monthly meetings are held the second Sunday of each month at the Bald Eagle Area High School. ISSUES ON THIS MONTH’S AGENDA INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: • Election of league officers for the 2012 season • Fall Softball League All parties interested in nomination to the board must have their names to their respective association representatives or to a current member of the 2011 board by september 16th at noon in order to have your name added to the ballot. Voting will conclude at end of the league meeting. “This will never be our league unless you are a part of it”

Tournament Results: Labor Day Club Championship Date: September 2, 3, 4, & 5, 2011 Men’s Division Championship Flight: 2011 Club Champion Brad Fritchman . . . . 19th Runner-up Tim Glunt Beaten Winner Scott Gray . . . . . . . . 2&1 Consolation Winner Todd Fredericks . . . 5&4 First Flight: Flight Winner Dave Myers . . . . . . . 5&4 Runner-up Mark Johnson Beaten Winner Denny Taylor . . . . . 1 up Consolation Winner Chuck Colyer . . . . . 19th Second Flight: Flight Winner Doug Stover . . . . . . 4&2 Runner-up Rich Leathers Beaten Winner Don Richards . . . . . 2&1 Consolation Winner Ken Bean . . . . . . . . 4&3 Third Flight: Flight Winner John Kowalchuk . . . 1 up Runner-up Scott McKee Beaten Winner Bowersox /Reese Even Consolation Winner Jake Corman . . . . . . 19th Fourth Flight: Flight Winner Joe Fulcher . . . . . . . 2&1 Runner-up Ken Schleiden Beaten Winner Dan Badger . . . . . . . 3&1 Consolation Winner George Brown . . . . . 4&3 Championship Flight: 2011 Club Champion Sally Brown . . . . . . . Runner-up MJ Boldin Beaten Winner Karen Fisher . . . . . . Consolation Winner Sally Fletcher . . . . . . First Flight: Flight Winner Kay Zinsner . . . . . . Runner-up Sally Kennedy Beaten Winner Sue Klinger . . . . . . . Consolation Winner Cathy Gray . . . . . . .

The Mountain League got off to a fast start this week with a rivalry game between Bald Eagle and Bellefonte on the rain-soaked turf in Wingate on Tuesday night. Bellefonte struck quickly in the seventh minute as Tyler Rhodes received a beautiful cross at the eighteen from a corner kick and sent a rocket past an unsuspecting goalkeeper to stake the Red Raiders to an early 1-0 lead. Fifteen minutes of back and forth culminated with Doug Turner sprinting into open space and beating the Bellefonte keeper for the equalizing goal. One minute later Bald Eagle would take the lead when Daniel Styles struck the ball from thirty yards out beating a shocked Bellefonte defense as the rain stiffened and the spirits of the Red Raiders waned. The onset of the second half brought heavy bands of rain that chased spectators under “easy ups” but the deluge the Bellefonte defense experienced was the raining down of shots on their goalkeeper as Bald Eagle out shot Bellefonte in the second half 11-3 and 17-6 for the match. Bald Eagle tallied its final goal in the 44th minute as Styles sprinted into space and sent a cross from deep in the corner to a slashing Travis Giedroc who buried it in the net beating the keeper to his left and providing the 3-1 final score. Both Bellefonte and Bald Eagle tuned up for the match over the Labor Day weekend playing in the Bald Eagle tournament and both teams experienced some success in their first matches of the season. Bellefonte beat Central Cambria 3-0 and lost to Mifflinburg 3-0 while Bald Eagle beat Central Cambria 3-2 and lost to Mifflinburg 3-0. Mifflinburg

Nomination and election of officers in the Bald Eagle Area Little League The Bald Eagle Area Little League Softball will be holding a meeting on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH AT 6PM. The meeting will be held at the Bald Eagle Area High School. The purpose of this public meeting is the NOMINATION of candidates for the league’s Board of Directors. Those interested in serving on the board MUST have their name submitted in writing by NOON on September 16th, 2011 to be included on the 2011-12 ballot. ELECTION of officers from those names will take place at the September meeting on the 18th at a public meeting. All parents are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting and be a part of building this organization.

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won the Labor Day tournament and Bellefonte and Bald Eagle avoided a tournament clash just days before their conference opener. Penns Valley played in the Belleville Mennonite Labor Day Classic and the Rams struggled to defend their goal against two aggressive attacking teams. In the first game Belleville Mennonite rode the speed and touch of Andrew Miller and Jung Kim as the two combined for five goals and three assists in a 5-0 shut out of Penns Valley. Coach Scott Case said his defense had trouble staying organized against two highly skilled attackers and the Rams were unable to muster a successful offensive attack. In the second game of the tournament, the Rams managed to tally two scores on a steamy Saturday morning as Kelsen Case and Dalton Ulmanic found the net but the Rams defense suffered a familiar fate as Meadowbrook Christian beat Frankie Randozzo for six goals in a 6-2 victory for the visitors from Union County. Jeff Kerstetter, the reigning Coach of the Year in Class A soccer brought his Halifax side up 322 from Dauphin County and won the tournament with a decisive 5-0 victory over Belleville Mennonite for their second consecutive tournament championship. Conference Standings As of September 6, 2011 Nittany Division Overall Division Bald Eagle 2-1-0 1-0-0 Bellefonte 1-2-0 0-1-0 Penns Valley 0-2-0 0-0-0 Juniata 0-0-0 0-0-0

State College Elks Announce Local Lodge Soccer Shoot Date: Sept 18th, 2011 Time: 3:00PM Where: Mount Nittany Middle School Soccer Field Who: Boys and Girls Aged 0-14 with age categories of U8, U10, U12, U14. Contact: Dan Aiello (466-7231)

The Elks North Central District Soccer Shoot will be held:

Date: Oct 9th, 2011 Time: 3:00PM Where: Mount Nittany Middle School Soccer Field Who: Local Competition Winners Local Contact Person: David Wasson (466-7231)

Marion Walker Little League accepting nominations Nominations are now being accepted for all board positions for Marion Walker Little League. Interested persons should contact Jay Mathieu before September 30, 2011.

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Penns Valley Student to Present Jazz Concert Article & photos by Sam Stitzer

Many of us fondly remember the Big Band era of popular music. Being born in 1949, I missed the heyday of this era in the mid-1940s, but as a child, I remember those songs emanating from the old Philco radio in our living room in the 1950s before we got a television. Yes, kids, there was once a world without TV! In those days, the big bands often featured glamorous female vocalists like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Rosemary Clooney, Peggy Lee, and many others fronting the band, and wailing out the songs that have become jazz band standards over the decades since that golden age. It’s an era long gone, and virtually unknown by younger generations.

Autumn Blaze wails on a torch song at her rehearsal.

On December 3, 2011, at 8 p.m., those golden days will be brought back for one night in the Penns Valley High School auditorium, as Penns Valley High School senior, Autumn Blaze will present a concert titled Autumn Blaze and her Orchestra. The concert, which is Autumn’s senior project, will feature the vocal talent of Autumn Blaze, backed up by a professional 16-piece jazz band, directed by jazz professional, Rick Hirsch. The concert will include a ten-song repertoire of songs specially arranged for Autumn by Mr. Hirsch. The repertoire will consist of many jazz standards, with a few modern pieces included for the younger audience members. Autumn is keeping the song titles a secret until the concert. The band has a Penns Valley connection, with trombonists Jay Vonada, a Penns Valley alumnus, and Penns Valley band director, Paul Lescowicz as members. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Penns Valley High School dramatic arts and music programs. Autumn is a veteran of these programs, having participated in many plays and concerts in her years at Penns Valley High School. On August 18, Autumn and her band got together at the high school auditorium for their only rehearsal



t n e m n i a t r Ente Schedule

9/9/11 – 9/15/11 American Ale House – Toftrees/State College 9/9 9/10 9/11 9/14 9/15

Tommy Wareham, 6pm & 9pm Dominic Swintosky, 8pm Ted & Molly, 8pm Tommy Wareham, 7:30pm Scott Mangene, 8pm

The Arena – Martin Street/State College 9/9 Candlelight Red 9/10 Giants of Science 9/15 The Ruth O’Brien Karaoke Show, 9pm

Bryce Jordan Center – University Park Rick Hirsch warms up the jazz band for rehearsal. and a recording session. Autumn sang a few numbers with the band to get acquainted, then a recording was made of the band music for Autumn to practice with until the December concert. Autumn and her mother, Yolanda Dilliard, of Centre Hall, were present at the session, and both are very excited about the upcoming concert. Besides providing some excellent entertainment for people in the area, they hope the concert serves as a platform to launch the musical/stage career which Autumn plans. This concert promises to be a pleasant night of music and nostalgia for aficionados of the golden age of big bands, and also to serve as a valuable musical history lesson for the younger generation. For more information, visit www.

9/14 Cirque du Soleil: Quidam, 7:30pm 9/15 Cirque du Soleil: Quidam, 7:30pm

Café 210 West – Downtown State College 9/9 9/10

Dave Joyce, 3:00pm JR Mangan, 6:00pm My Hero Zero, 10:30pm The Insomniacs, 8:00pm JR & Sharon Band, 10:30pm

The Darkhorse Tavern – Downtown State College 9/9 5 Cherry Lewis, 10pm 9/10 The Dave Joyce Band, 10pm

The Deli – Downtown State College 9/11 Tries Bien Ensemble – 11:30am-1:30pm 9/15 Domenick Swentosky

Elk Creek Café & Ale Works – Millheim 9/10 AAA Blues Band, 8pm 9/15 Smash The Windows, 7:30pm

Governor’s Pub – Bellefonte 9/14 Biscuit Jam, 6:30pm 9/15 JT Blues, 6:30pm

Inferno Brick Oven & Bar – Downtown State College 9/14 Greg & Jason Acoustic


Mountain Valley Diner – Wingate

Stage & Screen


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The Last Laugh is Ours By Pat Park

State College Community Theatre is finishing an excellent summer season with Ken Ludwig’s Leading Ladies and they are following that old theatre rule – “always leave them laughing.” The play is full of silliness, mistaken identity, cross dressing, and lots of confusion leading up to the required happy ending. It even includes a four-minute performance of Shakespear’s Twelfth Night. What more could an audience want? The scenes between Eric J. Lindquist and Rob Arnold are especially well done. As Leo and Jack, they are funny; as Maxine and Stephanie, they are hilarious. It should come as a surprise that the other characters on stage would actually believe that these two guys were women. To be honest, I even found Rob to be very sexy in black velvet. I wish that Nazli Sarpkaya’s biography had included her past theatre credits. As Meg, she has the opportunity to show her range of acting skills while keeping in mind that she was doing comedy. I especially liked her scene with the red cocktail dress. She uses it almost as a prop – very well done. Tom McClary is no stranger to local theatre and this show gives him a chance to be silly. I always appreciate an actor whose lines are crisp and clear. Michelle V. Siwert, on the other hand, is new to the Boal Barn audiences. She is fresh and energetic, though she may do the worst Marlon Brando voice I have ever heard. (It did get a big laugh). Eric Kress, Gail Alberini, and Jason Poorman rounded out the cast well. They each had a shining moment in Twelfth Night. Director Mike Knarr is to be congratulated for the fun bits of business in the play and good use of the arena stage. Costumes were designed by Amy Silverman and she did her usual fantastic job. Opening night needed more dressers at various entrances; too many little details were incomplete (bows, zippers, etc.). If Ken Ludwig is an unknown play write to you, go see Leading Ladies. You will see why he is considered the contemporary master of complete silly. Leading Ladies will be at Boal Barn until September the 17th. I need to add some personal thank yous at the end of this excellent summer season: Amber Daughtry and David Price, the producers for the season, you made my Barn experience a joy. Drew, Meadow Lane Photography as always added so many great pictures. I hope that I get to review a book by you some day.

9/13 Parlor Pickers, 5:30pm 9/15 Ken Yeaney Karaoke, 5:30pm

Otto’s Pub & Brewery – N. Atherton St., State College 9/14 Scott Mangene, 8pm 9/15 18 Strings, 9pm

The Phyrst – Downtown State College 9/9 9/10 9/11 9/12 9/13 9/14 9/15

Noah & Dominick, 8pm Ted McCloskey & The Hi-Fi’s, 10:30pm The Phyrst Phamily, 8pm Spider Kelly, 10:30pm Lowjack, 10:30pm Open Mic Night, 9pm Mia Mania, Midnight Table Ten, 10:30pm The Nightcrawlers, 10:30pm Atlas’ Soundtrack, 8pm Maxwell Strait, 10:30pm

Pizza Mia – Bellefonte 9/10 Ken Yeaney Karaoke, 6:30pm

The Rathskeller – Downtown State College 9/9 Mr. Hand, 7:00pm 9/10 My Hero Zero, 10:30pm

Red Horse Tavern – Pleasant Gap 9/9

Stress Busters Karaoke w/ Rick LaPean, 9pm

Rumors Lounge-Atherton Hotel – Downtown State College 9/10 Miss Melanie & The Valley Rats, 10pm

The State Theatre – Downtown State College 9/15 National Theatre Live from London, 7pm

Zeno’s Pub – Downtown State College 9/9 9/11 9/15

AAA Blues Band, 7pm Spider Kelly, 10:30pm Pure Cane Sugar, 9:30pm Wilgus & Bishop & Waffles, 7pm The Nightcrawlers, 10:30pm

Schedules subject to change. Call the venue for details. The Gazette is committed to providing you with a complete listing of upcoming Live Entertainment in Centre County. If your establishment provides Live Entertainment and would like to have your entertainment listed for FREE here in the Gazette, just e-mail your entertainment to


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Outdoor Artists “Paint Out”

Friday, September 9 & Sunday, September 11 The Aurboretum, Penn State University Landscape painters from the Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society will be painting together as part of the International Plein Air Paint Out on September 9 and 11 at The Arboretum at Penn State in State College. Some of the area’s most talented outdoor painters will bring their paint boxes and easels to The Arboretum to capture the blooms and vistas at this beautiful central Pennsylvania showcase of nature. The public is invited to join in the fun by watching individual artists work and moving from painter to painter from 9 a.m. until noon on Friday and from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday.

“Intersections: Wildlife and Culture in East Africa” Photography exhibit

Reception Sunday, September 11 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Exhibition September 11 through November 27 The Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County The exhibition includes 50 compelling photographs of wildlife and others of traditional Maasai people. The images are positioned with 100 objects made by the Maasai. Some objects were made for practical use, and others for ceremony and adornment. The show includes beaded necklaces, leather capes and skirts, warrior spears, elders’ objects and tools. Photographs are by Cindy Ewing, who, inspired by a study tour of the world taken by her grandparents, has spent decades traveling to many of the places they described, making images of the sites. Museum hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and by appointment. The museum is at 133 Allegheny St, Bellefonte. Visit

Abstract Art Exhibit

Friday, September 16 to Sunday, September 18 Art Alliance, Lemont “What You See is Who You Are,” an abstract painting exhibit by Sandy McBride, Barbara Metzner and Susan Graham, will be hosted September 16 to 18 at the Art Alliance, 824 Pike St., Lemont. The opening reception is September 16 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Gallery hours are Friday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.

Get The Led Out, tribute band

Friday, September 16 at 8 p.m. The State Theatre The State Theatre hosts the Led Zeppelin tribute band, Get The Led Out on Friday, September 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets for the show are $28; $23 Students & Seniors. Get The Led Out has captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the big concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six accomplished musicians who intend to deliver Led Zeppelin’s studio recordings with all the bells and whistles.

Frank Fairfield

Saturday, September 17 at 7:30 p.m. Center for Well Being There will be an Acoustic Brew concert with Frank Fairfield performing old-time music on September 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Center for Well-Being, 123 Mount Nittany Road, Lemont. For more information, call (814) 404-6028 or check the Acoustic Brew Web site.

Magical Strings, PCO concert

September 18 at 3 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church On September 18 at 3 p.m., the opening concert of The Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra titled “Magical Strings” will feature the romantic sound of the orchestra’s string section accompanying concertmaster James Lyon as he performs FRATRES (frah-tress) by Estonian composer Arvo Paert (ahr-voe peart). Also spotlighted on the concert will be harpist Anne Sullivan performing Claude Debussy’s DANCES: SACRED AND


Exhibits, Art Classes & More at Art Alliance By Karen Dabney

PROFANE and the passionate ADAGIETTO from Gustav Mahler’s 5th Symphony. Dances from the opera THE FAIRY QUEEN by Henry Purcell will open the concert and the dynamic SERENADE FOR STRINGS by Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky will bring it to a close. Tickets are $29, $19, and $10.

Outdoor Gospel Concert

Sunday, September 18 at 2:30 p.m. Porter Township Community Building There will be an outdoor Community Gospel Concert at the Porter Township Community building on September 18 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Food will be available. Bring your children for children activities. Bring a lawn chair. Rain or shine.

Wild & Scenic 10-Film Festival

Thursday, September 22 The State Theatre ClearWater Conservancy brings the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival to State College for the third time. Hosted by Appalachian Outdoors, the festival starts at 7 p.m. September 22 at the State Theatre. There will be 10 films, totaling about two hours: one feature-length film and eight shorts selected locally from more than 50 award-winning films about nature, adventure, conservation, water, wildlife, and other topics. The featurelength film is Living Downstream by Chandra Chevannes, based on the 1997 book of the same name by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D. For a list, descriptions, and links, visit Advance tickets are $14, $12 with student I.D.; $16 at the door that evening.

Concert: Folk Songs & Hymns

Sunday, September 25 at 7 p.m. Pleasant Gap United Methodist Church Pleasant Gap United Methodist Church will hold a concert with Van Wagner, “You Must Get Lost in the Mountains to Find Your Way Again” on September 25 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Folk songs and favorite hymns will be presented. Pleasant Gap United Methodist Church, 179 S. Main St., Pleasant Gap. A freewill offering will be taken.

The Zombies & The Strawbs

Wednesday, September 28 at 8 p.m. The State Theatre The State Theatre presents The Zombies, with special guests, The Strawbs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 28. Tickets are $48 Gold Circle, $42 Orchestra, $36 Balcony. Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone have reunited after three decades under the name of their former group, The Zombies. Their much anticipated reunion will showcase new material and a stage repertoire that draws upon their catalogue of Zombies and solo hits. Special guests, The Strawbs, also formed in the 1960s and quickly made a name for themselves in the English Folk scene. By the early 70’s, this pioneering outfit had pushed the boundaries of the Folk genre, and their ground-breaking succession of albums such as Hero and Heroine and Ghosts earned them a Progressive Rock label in America, alongside Genesis, Yes, and Jethro Tull. Compiled by Sandie Biddle


LEMONT – The Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania has expanded their services for artists and art lovers. For the first time, the Lemont-based non-profit organization will offer classes in Penns Valley. In addition to the Lemont and Penns Valley classes, other upcoming events include an intensive schedule of shortterm exhibits and the second annual Fall Colors Studio Tour of 21 artist studios on October 22 and 23. The Art Alliance’s Art Center building in Lemont Fall art classes will begin (photos provided by the Art Alliance of Central PA.) on September 12 at the Art Center Building, 818 Pike the economic downturn. Member artists can Street, Lemont, and on September 20 at the also rent the space for their own shows. new Green Drake Gallery and Arts Center, Doll said, “One of our problems is that 101-B West Main Street, Millheim. The we use the same space for classes and exhibiLemont classes for adults include painting, tions. We’d love to have two separate spaces.” pastels, stained glass, drawing, sculpture, She said the Art Alliance is fortunate digital photography, collage, and assemblage. to own the Art Center building, but space is Life drawing sessions are offered on a drop-in limited. The basement is a ceramics studio basis Thursday evenings. In Millheim, the run by an affiliated organization, the Pottery Green Drake Gallery will host two painting Guild. The main floor of the Art Center classes and a “Get to Know Your Digital doubles as an exhibit gallery and classroom. Camera” workshop. The Art Alliance and the Studio Guild, their Classes and summer art camps for second affiliated artists group, rent space in the children and teens are held in the lower level Gallery Shop building for children’s classes, of the Gallery Shop, adjoining the Art Center artists’ studio space, and the Art Alliance in Lemont. Beginning on October 10, artist office. Veronica Winters will teach a four-week Due to the class schedule, the shows are drawing class for teens, and other classes will unusually short, three or nine days in length. be announced soon. Doll said that most are hung on the Friday of Marie Doll, the executive director, said the opening and remain up through Sunday. the Art Alliance offers four semesters of eight- The shows are taken down Sunday evening week classes per year. “Classes are small. We and the walls are patched to make the space don’t take more than 12 students, and they’re ready for Monday’s classes. “It’s a heck of a lot for all levels of ability.” In 2010, they held 51 of work,” said Doll. adult art classes in Lemont. The Art Alliance summer art camps for The Art Alliance also offers a variety of kids are offered in the morning and afternoon workshops throughout the year, taught at a throughout the summer, except during Arts basic level. Doll said, “It’s a great opportunity Fest. Doll said all the summer instructors for someone to try it and see if they like it.... for children are highly qualified and teach in The quality of the art teachers is great. All of the State College School district. They have them exhibit their own work. had great success with Penn State art educa “The teachers have a lot to share with tion students as assistant instructors, which students,” Doll said, “not just the technical allow the Penn State students to gain valuable part of it but how to price it and get into shows. experience. That’s a strong part of our education program. Doll says that community outreach is an We keep trying to promote our artists.” important part of the Art Alliance’s mission. The Art Alliance teaches workshops on They currently offer art activities for children how to mat artwork, and maintains a list at four community events: the Bellefonte of local galleries. Artists can learn to hang Children’s Fair, the Strawberry Festival in shows by assisting with the exhibits at the Art Lemont, Children and Youth Day at Arts Fest, Center. and Spring Creek Day at Millbrook Marsh. The Art Alliance does seven regular This past spring, the Art Alliance held exhibits per year in the Art Center and addi- the first children’s exhibit by third, forth, and tional special shows with themes suggested fifth graders at the Art Center. Doll said, “We by member artists, such as the recent Art at a did Kids Love Art through the school system Time of Crisis, reflecting artists’ responses to because we wanted to have work from different areas of the county, Bald Eagle, Penns Valley, Bellefonte, and State College.” The Art Alliance plans to have another Kids Love Art exhibit during this school year, possibly the first weekend of May 2012. Founded in 1968, the Art Alliance of Central PA is a great local resource for students, artists, and artlovers of Centre County. For more information, call (814) 234-2740 or email Summer art camp taught by Mel Forkner (left)

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Arts, Crafts & Sales September 24 – Musser Harvest Fest The Musser Farm Market Harvest Fest is Saturday, September 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Musser Lane, Bellefonte, off I99 and Route 550. Ham and bean soup, baked goods, plants, fall decor, local dairy products and meats, including the famous Musser yogurt will be available. September 25 – Fall Festival at Talleyrand The Watermarke Church presents their Fall Festival at Talleyrand Park on September 25 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with free music and food for all. For information, (814) 355-2884 or Vendors Wanted for Holiday Bazaar The Holiday Bazaar will be November 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pleasant Gap United Methodist Church, 179 S. Main St., Pleasant Gap. Tables provided at $15 each. Registration deadline is Oct. 24. To register or for more info contact the church at (814) 359-3011 or email

Dining & Take Out September 25 – Ham Pot Pie Dinner There is a Ham Pot Pie dinner to benefit Walt Hummel and Joyce White who lost their home to a fire when a truck struck it. The dinner is at 500 W. Pine Grove Road, Pine Grove Mills on September 25 and served from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Take out quarts for $7; dinners $8. October 2 – Celebrating the Harvest The public is invited to “Celebrating the Harvest” on October 2 starting at 5:30 p.m. at Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks. An abundant reception of local food and desserts will complement a presentation of the Centre County Farmland Trust’s essential work to preserve farmland. Cost is $20. Call Emily Landis (814) 280-7736.

Education & Life Matters September 11 – PAWS Volunteer Training Centre County PAWS is offering training sessions for prospective new volunteers. Training for those seeking to man the PAWS front desk and work with PAWS dogs (separate sessions) will be held September 11 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. A cat side training session will follow from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required and information can be found at http:// September 11 – Tools of the 18th & 19th Century Our Forefathers’ Workshop – Tools of the 18th & 19th Century will be presented free on Sunday, September 11 starting at 2 p.m. at Centre Furnace Mansion. Leave your power tools behind and join the Centre County Historical Society for a hands-on demonstration and program about the tools and building techniques of early Pennsylvania settlers by Richard Pencek, PSU Retired Professor of American Studies. Learn how shake shingles, beams, and pegs were made without modern tools. This program is outdoors. In case of rain, it will be in the Hearth Room September 12 – Fall Art Classes The Art Alliance of Central PA starts fall classes on September 12 at the Art Center, 818 Pike Street, Lemont. For more information, contact the Art Alliance, (814) 234-2740 or September 12-16 – Program for Senior Safety You’re invited to attend the TRIAD Citizens Police Academy: This free program addresses the issue of law enforcement and seniors working together to keep seniors safe in their homes and communities. It also provides seniors an opportunity to meet and get to know law enforcement personnel from the police departments throughout the Centre Region. This very informative program will be held from Monday, September 12 through Friday, September 16 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at several different locations in the State College Area. The program is free. Contact Helen Evans (814) 237-8932.

September 15 – CPR Classes Penns Valley Emergency Medical Service, Inc. will hold CPR classes on the third Wednesday of each month – September 15 – at the PVEMS station at 106 Ross Hill Road, Spring Mills. Starting time is 6:30 p.m. Price is $25 per person. For more information or to register, call (814) 422-8015. September 16 – Social Media I.T. Workshop Centre County Community Foundation and Schlow Centre Region Library are hosting a Community Information Technology Workshop on Friday, September 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Schlow Centre Region Library. The workshop, in its fifth year, will feature seminars about how, and why, non-profit organizations should use social media. It will be held in meeting rooms throughout the library. To sign up, go to The registration fee is $7 until September 12; after that, $12 at the door. September 17 – Stamp Collecting 101 Explore the fundamentals of stamp collecting in a workshop hosted by the American Philatelic Society Saturday, September 17 at the American Philatelic Center, 100 Match Factory Place in Bellefonte. It’s free and runs from 9 a.m. to noon. A tour of the historic Match Factory renovations is included. Start a postage stamp collection at this workshop or have experts evaluate your collection. Register by calling (814) 933-3810. It’s your chance to experience the world through the fun of postage stamp collecting! September 17 – Hunters’ Health Screening September 17 is Hunters’ Health Day at Mount Nittany Medical Center, with free screenings from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. – in Conference Rooms 1-3 on the ground floor. Participants must bring a current hunters license. A tetanus vaccination is included with the following screenings: Blood glucose level, blood pressure, body mass index, hearing, vision, and EKG (electro-cardiogram). Hunters are asked to pre-register, e-mail or call (814) 231-7054. September 18 – Pastor Installation & Welcome On Sunday, September 18 at 10:45 a.m. the First Baptist Church in Bellefonte is having a special Installation Service for their new Pastor, Pastor Greg Shipe. You are invited be a part of this special service. Each guest will receive a special welcome packet and gift. The church is at 539 Jacksonville Road in Bellefonte and can be reached at (814) 355-5678 or office@

Fundraiser/Social Events Through Sunday, September 11 – Nittany Antique Machinery Show The 37th Annual Nittany Antique Machinery Fall Show is September 9, 10 & 11 at Penns Cave. The Nittany Antique Machinery Association will feature John Deere tractors and equipment. Activities include an antique tractor pull, craft & flea market, live entertainment and more. FREE Admission! Call (814) 364-9340 for more information. September 16 – Punk Rock Sock Hop Vintage Dance party- 9 Punk Bands & DJ Kevin from Pittsburgh playing ’50s & ’60s Rock – 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. at The Arena Bar & Grill 1521 Martin Street State College. Enter the ’50’s costume contest, winner gets a tattoo! There will be a hula hoop performance by Bee Bop of State College. Portion of ticket sales/ cover goes to the Park Forest Day Nursery Preschool Program. Bands include The Company You Keep, Suicide Success Story, C r i mo c r a c y, The Whatleys, We n t l e t r a p , Pitfall Combat, The Rot, The Wakening & lastly Welter! Keep punk alive! $10 per person.

9th Annual Pine Glen Fire Company

Dice Run & Pig Roast

Saturday September 10, 2011

Registration is from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Pine Glen Fire Hall, Route 879 in Pine Glen. Ride will be from 12:00 noon until 5:00 pm with a meal to follow. $15.00 Per Person Door prizes, 50/50 chances and (Meal Included) T-shirts will be available. Come For More Information Call: join the fun and ride through Matt @ 814-387-6524 some of the most beautiful country Jayson @ 814-387-0208 our area has to offer. Ride is approximately 115 miles. Benefit: Pine Glen Volunteer Fire Company

September 16 – Comedy Night for a Cause Join The Village at Penn State and Home Instead Senior Care this September to raise money for the Central PA Walk to End Alzheimer’s. These teams have partnered to present a Silent Auction and Wise Crackers Comedy Show at Toftrees Friday, September 16. The silent auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Comedy Show at 8 p.m. Tickets are available now. Contact Dana Davis at (814) 235-8921 or Crystal Henry at (814) 238-8820 for tickets or to make a donation to our silent auction. September 17 – Gourmet Granary Dinner Seats are still available at the eighth annual Gourmet Granary Dinner on Saturday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m., in the Lemont Granary. Please check the Web, for details and a reservation form to send with your check. September 17 – Vera Bradley Bingo Fundraiser The YMCA of Centre County Bellefonte Gymnastics Team will hold a Vera Bradley Bingo, Saturday, September 17 at the Milesburg Community Center. Doors open at 4 p.m.; bingo begins at 6 p.m. There will be more than 20 games, raffles, food, and refreshments. Tickets are $20 advance/$25 at the door and available at the Bellefonte Family YMCA, through team members, or by calling (814) 355-5551. Proceeds benefit the YMCA Bellefonte Gymnastics Team. September 18 - Mini Golf for Dana’s Hope Dana Hardy is a local wife and mother of two who needs a heart transplant. Happy Valley Mini-Golf on South Atherton Street is holding a fundraiser for the family on Sunday, September 18 from noon to 9 p.m. Mini-golf, prizes, popcorn, giveaways, sno-cones, and bake sale. A large portion of mini golfing will support Dana. Donations welcomed. Visit for information, call (609) 902-8321, or e-mail Erin at September 17 – Benner Township Fall Festival The 13th Annual Fall Festival & Pumpkin Celebration will be at Buffalo Run Community Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 17. There will be food and vendor stands including produce, jewelry, quilts, craft items, candles, Tupperware, etc. They will also have a largest and most unusual pumpkin contest with cash prizes. Pumpkin activities for kids will held throughout the morning. The park is at 2151 Buffalo Run Road, Bellefonte.

Kids’ Stuff September 17 – Health & Safety Fair The Patton Township Health & Safety Fair is Saturday, September 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wegman’s/Target parking lot. It’s all free. Bounce House for kids, Kids fingerprinting, fire trucks, and more.

September 17 – Kids’ Fun Run The Mountaintop Pool Association is planning several fundraising events this fall, beginning with a Fun Run for kids at the Snow Shoe Borough Fall Festival on September 17. This festival will also feature a carnival and a car show. On October 1, they will sponsor a chicken barbecue, prepared by the Bellefonte Elks Club, with a full meal costing $8. On October 22, a benefit dance will be held in the Snow Shoe Fire Hall. These events are open to all, and the proceeds will benefit the pool association’s repair efforts.


Competitions for Charity September 15 – Thursday Turkey Shoots The Ferguson Twp. Lions Club is hosting its turkey shoots on Thursdays at 7 p.m. and will host the shoot every Thursday until Thanksgiving. The kitchen will be open for food. Any questions contact Charlie at (814) 238-6695. September 17 – Celebrate Life 2011 Walk, Run, Ride Celebrate Life 2011, a benefit for A Woman’s Concern Pregnancy Resource Clinic, is Saturday, September 17. You may choose from a 2.5-mile walk, 2.5-mile run, 10-mile bicycle ride, and 50-mile motorcycle ride. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. Participants should gather sponsors prior to the event. $15/rider and $15/ passenger fee for motorcycle ride. Lunch provided, $5 donation appreciated. Family-friendly games, live band, and more. Meet at Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church, 851 Science Park Rd, State College. Call Liz Helland, community outreach manager, (814) 234-7341. September 17 – Annual 3D Archery Shoot You’re invited to the annual 3D Archery Shoot at Sylvan Hills Christian Camp. Five divisions – Women, Men, Seniors, Junior, and Traditional. Event includes trophies, lunch, and door prizes. Morning and afternoon start times. Fee is $10 advance reg.; $15 at the door. Registration is at 7 a.m. at Sylvan Hills Christian Camp, 175 Sylvan Hills Rd., Howard. September 18 – Croquet Tournament Seventh Annual Bellefonte Chamber Croquet Tournament is Sunday, September 18 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Soccer Field Governor’s Park. Each will have two players and the cost to register is $10 per person. Teams of four are encouraged with the team being split to play two separate first round games. Although we are encouraging groups to sign up as teams, individuals may also register and will be assigned to teams. Playing equipment will be provided. Please bring lawn chairs. For information e-mail or call (814) 355-2917. September 18 – Centre County Heart Walk The Centre County Heart Walk is Sunday, September 18, from noon to 4 p.m. at the State College School District High School’s South Track, 653 Westerly Parkway, State College. For more information or to register, contact Terry Koontz (877) 584-8146 ext. 4261. September 18 – Women’s Resource Center Steps to Safety 5K Run/Walk The 2011 Steps to Safety 5K run/walk is Sunday, September 18 at 1 p.m. at the PSU Blue/White Golf Course. The event was established by a group of local runners in 2000, after a Penn State student was raped while running along the PSU golf course. The goal was to increase awareness of domestic and sexual violence and benefits the Centre County Women’s Resource Center. Visit to register or for information. Compiled by Sandie Biddle





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6 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month, starting in September. It was previously the first Tuesday. For additional info contact Anne Boal, Social Service Assistant, Centre Crest Nursing Facility, 502 East Howard Street, Bellefonte, (814) 548-1140

conservation issues. All are welcomed. Visit State College Downtown Rotary Club meets Thursdays at noon at Damon’s, East College Avenue, State College.

I.O.O.F. Centre Lodge #153 meets the first and third Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at I.O.O.F. Lodge Hall 756 North Main Street, Pleasant Gap.

Aglow of Bellefonte is holding its first meeting with State College and Lock Haven Aglows on Monday, September 19 with breakfast at 9 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m. featuring special guest speaker, Gwen Mouliert. Gwen is noted author, evangelist, pastor, and teacher who travels extensively throughout the U.S. and internationally. They will meet at the New Beginnings Christian Outreach on Rt. 64, a few miles below Pleasant Gap on the road to Zion (formerly Maranatha Church). For information, call (814) 692-7467.

Bible Study for Adults offers helpful and practical explanations from Ezekiel & Daniel. There is also a teen meeting with Pastor Jeremy. These are at the Nittany Baptist Church just east of Boalsburg on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. Call (814) 360-1601 for info.

Keystone Guild of the Watchmakers Association of Pa. meets the second Tuesday of each month 1 p.m. at the Bull Pen Restaurant at the west end of Tyrone. Call George at (814) 238-1668.

State College Sunrise Rotary Club meets weekly on Wednesdays at Hotel State College (above The Corner Room, back the hall from The Allen Street Grill) from 7:15 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Alzheimer’s Support Group is held the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Mount Nittany Dining Room at The Inn, Brookline. For more information, contact Anne Campbell (814) 234-3141 or Janie Provan (814) 235-2000. Ancient Mystic Order of Samaritans meet the fourth Thursday every month at 7:30 p.m. at I.O.O.F. Hall, 756 N. Main St., Pleasant Gap. Bald Eagle Watershed Association meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Milesburg Borough Building. Visit BEA Class of 1960 holds its monthly luncheon on the third Thursday each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Mountain Valley Diner in Wingate. For more information, call Barb at (814) 466-6027. BEA Class of 1964 holds its monthly breakfast on the fourth Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. at the Mt. Valley Diner in Wingate. Call Sue at (814) 625-2132. BEA Class of 1965 holds its monthly dinner on the last Friday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Bellefonte Moose. Any questions call Bob at (814) 383-2151. BHS Class ‘67 holds monthly breakfast on first Saturday of each month at Sunset West at 8:30 a.m. Location subject to change. For information call Vic (814) 360-1948. Bellefonte American Legion Post 33 is moving its meeting from September 5 to September 19. Plus the Club & Home Association will hold election of officers at the next business meeting on September 12. Any questions call (814) 355-2533. Bellefonte Elks Lodge meetings are held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. at the Bellefonte Elks. Bellefonte Encampment #72 and Ridgeley Canton #8 meet the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Windmere Hall, 454 Rolling Ridge Drive, State College. Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society meets the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Train Station in Talleyrand Park, Bellefonte. All meetings are open to the public. Activities include: restoration of the Bellefonte Central snowplow & caboose; restoration of the rail diesel cars; track maintenance; and Fall Foliage, and Santa Express train rides. Check out or leave a message at (814) 355-1053. Bellefonte Kiwanis Club meets every Tuesday at the Moose Club on Spring Street at noon. For information on Kiwanis, contact Richard King, (814) 355-9606. Bellefonte Sunrise Rotary Club meets every Friday at 7:30 a.m. at Diamond Deli on North Allegheny Street. Guests and visitors welcome. For more information on BSRC, contact Debbie Rowley (814) 880-9453. Bellefonte VFW Post 1600 will hold their monthly post meeting the second Thursday of every month at 8 p.m. at the Post Home on Spring Street, Bellefonte. Bellefonte VFW Post 1600 Ladies Auxillary will hold their monthly meeting the second Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. the Post Home on Spring Street, Bellefonte. Better Breathers Support Group meets the third Thursday of every month from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. No meetings are Jan. or Feb. Location is HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, 550 W. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. Call (814) 359-3421 for info about any of their support groups.

BNI (Business Networking International) meets weekly on Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Celebration Hall. $10 fee for room and breakfast. BNI is the largest business networking organization in the world. We offer members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and most importantly, business referrals. Contact president Kelly Swisher for information (814)-280-1656 Brain Injury Support Group meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. No meetings Jan. or Feb. Location is HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, 550 W. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. Call (814) 359-3421 for info about any of their support groups. Breast Cancer Support Group meets the first Monday of each month from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Conference Room 4, Entrance B, Mt. Nittany Medical Center, State College. Call Kristin Sides for information (814) 234-6175 or e-mail Brookline Caregiver Seminar Series, sponsored in part by Mount Nittany Health System, at Brookline, Windsong Dining Room, 1930 Cliffside Drive, State College. For information, call (814) 235-2000: • “The Many Faces of Grief ” Wednesday, September 14, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. • “Essential Estate Planning Guide for Seniors & Caregivers” Wednesday, September 21, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. • “The Driving Dilemma” Wednesday, September 28, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Business of Art workshops will be held on the second Monday of each month – starting September 12 – at 7 p.m. at Sozo Institute of the Arts, in the KeyCentre building, 1224 N. Atherton Street, State College. These are free workshops for writers, artists, and other creative people. For more information, contact Will Snyder at (814) 880-9933 or info@ Centre County Real Estate Investment Club meets the third Thursday of every month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 1609 N Atherton St. State College. For more information call (814) 280-5839. The Centre Crest Auxiliary meets the fourth Monday of the month at 1:30 p.m. All are welcomed. Centre Crest Nursing Facility, 502 East Howard Street, Bellefonte, (814) 548-1140. Centre Hall Lions Club meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. and the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Centre Hall Lions Club Building, 153 E. Church St. Centre Hall. Centre Pieces Quilt Guild is holding a joint meeting of day and night sessions on Sunday, September 11 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mount Nittany Middle School (656 Brandywine Dr, State College). Business meeting and welcome back – social time with Show & Tell: bring your red, white, and blue items in memory of the 10th anniversary of September 11th. Visitors welcome. Centre Region Model Investment Club meets monthly in the Mazza Room at South Hills Business School, 480 Waupelani Drive, State College from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the second Monday. Observe an interactive educational stock model investment club. This is a project of the Central PA Chapter of Better Investing and open to the public. Call (814) 234-8775 or e-mail Diabetes Support Group meets September 15 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., conference rooms 1 & 2, Mount Nittany Medical Center, Entrance E, State College. Diabetes education classes are Thursdays, September 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. For info contact Certified Diabetes Educator Amy Leffard, RN, BSN, CDE, at (814) 231-7095 or aleffard@ Grief Support Group at Centre Crest will meet at

M & M Ladies Retreat will be held October 8 at Lamar United Methodist Church, beside the post office. There will be guest speakers and special music. Cost is $15 per person. Light breakfast and lunch will be served. Reservations due by September 23. Make checks payable to Mary Lou Houtz and send to 428 Hubler Ridge Rd, Bellefonte PA 16823. The Milesburg Lions Club invites the public to their meetings at the Milesburg center across from the Uni-mart on the first Tuesday and the third Wednesday every month at 7 p.m. Bingo reopens September 8, doors opening at 5 p.m., bingo from 6:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Thursday. Food is available. Anyone can play. On September 24, they will serve food at the car show in Milesburg. If you want to join, talk to any Lions’ member. Mount Nittany Chapter of PARSE will hold a meeting, on Thursday, September 15 starting at noon at Hoss’s in State College. Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets the third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, use Outpatient Entrance, 550 W. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. Affiliated with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Call (814) 359-3421 for info. Nittany Mineral Society meets the third Wednesday of the month in Room 114 Auditorium of the Earth & Engineering Sciences (EES) Bldg on the west side of the Penn State Campus. Social hour at 6:30 p.m., refreshments until 8 p.m., followed by the speaker. Junior Rockhounds also meet on third Wednesdays, 6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Room 116 Earth & Engineering Sciences Building. Call (814) 867-6263 or visit The Nittany Valley Writers Network hold their EarlyRisers Breakfast every third Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. at The Waffle Shop, 1610 W College Ave, State College. All are welcome - ask for the Writers Table. They hold their Writers Social the fourth Tuesday of the month from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Autoport, 1405 S Atherton St., State College. Ask for the writers’ table inside. Nittany Valley Writers Network will meet on September 13 at 7 p.m. in the Schlow Library Community Room. Full-time freelance writer Sue Marquette Poremba will speak on “Tips for Starting a Freelance Writing Career.” Sue started freelancing in 2001 while still working full time at Penn State and made the jump to full-time freelancing in 2005. Her articles have appeared in local and national print magazines, web publications, and blogs. Parent Support Group for Children with Eating Disorders meets the second Tuesday of each month – September 13 – from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College. The mediators are Nancy Campbell, LCC; Kristie Kaufman, MD; Jody Whipple, RD, LDN, CDE. Classes help children and parents to understand eating disorders. For info contact Kristie Kaufman at (814) 466-7921. Sacred Harp Singing meets the second and fourth Mondays of the month from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the University Mennonite Church, 1606 Norma St., State College. For information, visit Spring Creek Watershed Association meets the third Tuesday of each month from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Patton Township Building. Most meetings feature a guest speaker with an expertise in watershed, water resource, or other

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A Living History Military Time Line Of Uniforms & Equipment


Witness the life of the soldier from the Colonial Period thru the 21st century.

Fashion Show and Weapons Demo begins at 1300 (1 p.m.) Bivouac/Encampment Hours: 1000 – 1600 (4 p.m.)

State College Elks Lodge holds its meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the State College Elks Country Club. State College Lions Club meets the first and third Thursday of the month at Damon’s of State College at 6 p.m. State College Toastmasters’ second September meeting is Thursday, September 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at South Hills School of Business and Technology, 480 Waupelani Drive, State College. Visit http:// Stroke Support Group meets the last Tuesday of every month at 1 p.m. No meetings are held in August or December. Location is HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, 550 W. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. Call (814) 359-3421 for info about any of their support groups. Survivors of Suicide Support Group Join a six-week support group for those who have lost of a loved one through suicide Tuesday evenings 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on September 13, 20 and 27 and October 4, 11, and 18 at Individual and Family CHOICES* Program 2214 N. Atherton Street, Suite 4 (upper level), across from the new Otto’s. Facilitated by Evelyn Wald, grief and loss counselor. Join them share thoughts, feelings, and ideas about grief as a result of the suicide of a loved one. For information, call Evelyn (814) 237-0567, #4. Women’s Mid Day Connection luncheon is Tuesday, September 13 at 11:45 a.m. at the Elk’s Country Club, Boalsburg. For reservations and cancellations, call Margo (814) 355-7615. Feature: “Hair Inspirations” The Women’s Welcome Club of State College offers women of all ages – newcomers or long-time residents – the opportunity to meet new people through a variety of activities. Monthly general meetings are September through May, social events through the year, and special interest groups meet one or more times monthly. General meetings are on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Oakwood Presbyterian Church (no affiliation) 1865 Waddle Road, State College. Call Kathi (814) 466-6641 for more information. Zion MOPS & Beyond meets the first Thursday of each month at 3261 Zion Road Bellefonte from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and on the third Thursday of the month from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. First visit is free; $10 annual membership fee when you join. Compiled by Sandie Biddle


Lamb & Allegheny Streets, Bellefonte

Beef Stroganoff Dinner Friday, September 16th 4:00 PM ‘til 7:00 PM

Beef Stroganoff, Corn, Salad, Bread & Butter, Dessert and Beverage

Dine In or Take Out $10.00 Adults $4.00 Children under 12 For more information, Call St. John’s Episcopal Church at 355-0497



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Centre County Library/Bellefonte, Centre Hall, East Penns Valley, Holt/Philipsburg & Bookmobile CENTRE COUNTY LIBRARY BOOKMOBILE – Fully accessible library on wheels! The Fall Schedule is now available. Check out our website for locations and hours. Stop by the library or your local Post Office for your copy. The Bookmobile travels to many communities reaching thousands of visitors each month. Look for it in your neighborhood. Centre County Library/Bellefonte—call (814) 355-1516 for more information: HOOKS AND NEEDLES – Bring your projects to share ideas and tips with others who love to knit! Every Thursday in September, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. AFTER SCHOOL DROP IN CRAFT—Drop by our spacious children’s area for educational and fun crafts. Thursday afternoons in September at 3 p.m. PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME – Stories and crafts especially for children under 5 years old with an adult. Monday & Wednesday mornings in September at 10:30 a.m. BABY LAP SIT STORYTIMES – Stories for the “littlest ears” with an adult. Wednesday mornings in September at 9:30 a.m. USED BOOK SALE – Visit during regular operating hours for used books, videos and music. Friday, September 23 & Saturday, September 24 Holt Memorial Library/Philipsburg—call (814) 342-1987 for more information: MOTHER GOOSE ON THE LOOSE— For children ages three and under and a favorite adult – a musical, rhyming adventure through the world of Mother Goose. This program is a form of a baby lap-sit, with the focus on rhythms, rhymes, music, and interaction between baby and adult. Mother Goose on the Loose aides in the development of pre-reading and social skills. The program runs about 30 minutes. Stay after for some fun with friends and educational playthings. Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. September 13, 20, 27 PRESCHOOL STORYTIME—geared for three- to six-year-olds with a favorite adult. Come enjoy stories followed by related activities and interaction with some of your peers.  Some crafts and activities involve parts or directions not suitable for children under three. Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 2 p.m. September 14 & 15: What’s Going Down? September 21 & 22: What’s Going On? September 28 & 29: What’s Going Around? ELEMENTARY PROGRAMS—Activities for children in grades Kindergarten through sixth grade. There may be small parts or difficult instructions involved. Thursdays at 6 p.m. September 15: Decorate a cork board September 22: Get in the mood for fall with a leafy project September 29: Decorate a box to hold your CDs or books ADULT PROGRAMS September 12 at 6 p.m.: Gardening Gathering – A meeting of those interested in gardening and gathering new ideas, tips, and advice with Master Gardener Dixie Witt.


This Week at

Bald Eagle State Park

Red Cross Blood Drive Schedule SEPTEMBER 13 – SEPTEMBER 16

TUE, SEPT. 13 RED CROSS DONOR CENTER, 135 PUGH ST., STATE COLLEGE 10:00–4:00 **BLEED BLUE **Honey Baked Ham sandwiches in the canteen. TUE, SEPT. 13 SNOW SHOE AMBULANCE BLDG., 492 WEST SYCAMORE RD., 12:30–6:30 SNOW SHOE ** Pizza Mia Pizza in the canteen. **BLEED BLUE TUE, SEPT. 13 PSU/NORTH HALLS, 1:00–7:00 WARNOCK COMMONS **BLEED BLUE WED, SEPT. 14 PSU/HUB ALUMNI HALL, 10:00–4:00 POLLOCK RD. **BLEED BLUE THU, SEPT. 15 OLD FORT AMERICAN LEGION, 1:00–7:00 2829 PENNS VALLEY PIKE, CENTRE HALL THU, SEPT. 15 PSU/HUB ALUMNI HALL, 10:00–4:00 POLLOCK RD. **BLEED BLUE FRI, SEPT. 16 PSU/HUB HERITAGE HALL, 10:00–4:00 POLLOCK RD. **BLEED BLUE **BLEED BLUE - all presenting donors will be entered to win a “Donor of the Game” package for Alabama, Iowa, Purdue and Nebraska games. Package includes 2 tickets to the game, pre-game hospitality passes, sideline visit during the game, radio and video board recognition during pre-game and PSU t-shirts.

State Parks

Please call the Bald Eagle State Park Office for more information at 814-625-2775!

Friday, September 9

The Life of Maurice K. Goddard Join the Innkeeper for a special screening about the life of an amazing conservationist-Maurice K. Goddard! This person helped shape Pennsylvania into being one of the nation’s leaders in environment conservation! Meet at the Nature Inn Multi-purpose room. The screening is from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday, September 10

Environmental Learning Center Open House Stop in at the Environmental Learning Center to look around at various mounts and educational displays. A park volunteer will be on hand to talk or share general information about Bald Eagle State Park from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Nature Inn Green Building Tour and Discussion Join the Innkeeper for a tour of the Nature Inn including a detailed explanation of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and the major green building systems. Learn about geothermal heating and cooling, solar hot-water heat generation, rainwater harvesting, native habitat restoration, and the use of rain gardens during this behind the scenes visit.  Meet at the Nature Inn lobby. The tour is from 11 a.m. to noon. Wind Surfing for Beginners! Yes, that is right! Learn to harness the power of wind!  This program is a basic introduction to the sport of windsurfing. Join local windsurfing instructor and enthusiast, Willem H. (Bill) van den Berg, for a presentation and demonstration. This program is designed for beginners (Age 12 and older) and no equipment is needed. For more information about windsurfing, visit Location: Beach Area from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Migrating Naturalist at the Beach Don’t miss your park naturalist flying around the beach as he tells you about the local wildlife, plants and general natural history of Bald Eagle Valley. Monarch migration will be in full swing and you may get to catch a monarch and tag it! Location: Beach Area from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Trombone Consortium Concert Join the Bald Eagle Marina for a night of  entertainment by the lakeside with the Central Penna. Trombone Consortium. This presentation is a choir of trombones that will blow you away with their beautiful music. Performance begins at 7 p.m. at the Marina Pavilion. For additional information about the Trombone Consortium, visit them on Facebook or contact Brenda Ginther at the Marina General Store (814) 625-2186. Concert is from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 11

Sunday Morning Stroll Don’t miss out on one of the most exhilarating times of the day in nature-the morning! Join the park naturalist in meandering around the local trails to explore what the morning brings. Natural history topics from insects to plants may be discussed. (Participants will be walking at least a mile on uneven surfaces). Meet at the Nature Inn. The stroll is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

East Penns Valley Branch Library at 225 E. Main Street in Millheim (Millheim Borough Building)— call (814) 349-5328 for more information: ADULT BOOK CLUB – Come together with others who have read and want to discuss Nine Parts of Desire by Geraldine Brooks. Tuesday, September 13 at 2:30 p.m. NEEDLES NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY – Bring any portable needles project you are working on and share ideas and tips with others. Every Thursday evening at 6 p.m. CHILDREN’S AREA – Join us in the spacious children’s area for air conditioned time enjoying our huge selection of books, music and videos. New drop-in crafts every week! PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME – Stories and crafts especially for children under five years old with an adult. Monday mornings in September at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday mornings in September at 1:30 p.m. Centre Hall Area Branch Library—call (814) 364-2580 for more information: PENNS VALLEY AREA KNITTERS—Enjoy an evening at the library sharing your ideas and tips with others who love to knit! Thursday evening, September 22, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. CHILDREN’S AREA—Drop in after school for the coolest crafts. Wednesdays in September at 3 p.m. PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME—Stories and crafts especially for children under five years old with an adult. Thursday afternoons in September at 2:30 p.m. Friday mornings in September at 11 a.m.


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Centre County Deed Transfers 08/22/2011 thru 08/26/2011 List compiled from information provided by Centre County Recorder of Deeds, Joseph Davidson. Publisher not responsible for typographical errors. The published information is believed to be accurate, however, publisher neither warrants or accepts any liability or responsibility for inaccurate information. S=Seller B=Buyer T/M=Township/ Municipality S: Steindel, Bradley A. Steindel, Kelli L. B: Ventura, Kelli L Steindel, Bradley A 211 Woodmont St. Boalsburg, PA 16827 $1.00 T/M: Harris

S: Lenox, Jason F B: Lenox, Jason F. Lenox, Crystal M. 4335 Whitehall Rd. Pennsylvania Furnace, PA 16865 $1.00 T/M: Ferguson S: Bierly, David Bierly, Darlene R. B: Commonwealth of PA Centre County Potter Township 2532 Earlystown Rd. $757,040 T/M: Potter

S: Kurtz Family Revocable Living Trust Kurtz Family Revocable Trust Kurtz, Marylyn L. TR Kurtz, Constance M. TR B: Bair, Barbara J. 103 Faust Circle $170,000 S: Acosta/Pearson Partnership T/M: Spring Acosta, Jose R. Pearson, Thomas O. S: Nichols, Harlon E. B: Nichols, Harlon P. B: Acosta, Jose R. Nichols, Elisabeth B. Rolling Ridge Drive 883 Greenbriar Drive $1.00 State College, PA 16801 T/M: College $542,000 T/M: College S: Mantle, Howard L. Mantle, Carla J. B: Commonwealth of PA Pennsylvania Game Commission Route SR - 1006 $395,000 T/M: Howard

S: Everhome Mortgage Co. B: Penland, Tyler 118 N. Centre Street $24,000 T/M: Philipsburg S: Holsinger, Margaret C. S Almashie, Margaret C. S Almashie, Steven M. B: Almashie, Margaret C. S Almashie, Steven M. 4011 N. Atherton Street Port Matilda, PA 16870 $1.00 T/M: Patton S: Holsinger, Margaret C. S Almashie, Margaret C. S Almashie, Steven M. B: Almashie, Margaret C. S Almashie, Steven M. 717 Hall Road $1.00 T/M: Snow Shoe S: Johnson, Teresa Johnson, Larry B: Two-CC-Ventures LLC 131 F. Alma Mater Ct. $200,000 T/M: Patton S: Williams, Bruce Williams, Relda B: Hall, Jan S. Hall, Lynn M. 2047 Summit Hill Rd. Howard, PA 16841 $1.00 T/M: Curtin S: Holencik, Mark P. Estate Holencik, Erik B. Admr. B: Holencik, Thomas D. 150 Slab Cabin Lane $55,000 T/M: College S: Grunthaner, G. Damien B: Grunthaner, G. Damien Grunthaner, Melissa L. 141 Indian Hill Road Boalsburg, PA 16827 $1.00 T/M: Harris S: Hartman, Randall L. Hartman, Michele J. B: Henrickson, Laura 137 Lincoln Avenue State College, PA 16801 $191,000 T/M: College S: Murray, Paul D. Wright, Evangeline B: Thompson, Gary A. Madden, Mary E. 525 S. Sparks St. State College, PA 16801 $445,000 T/M: State College Boro

S: Thomas, Richard D. Thomas, Beryle J. B: Martin, Troy D. Martin, Faith A. Willy Reed Road $60,000 T/M: Boggs

S: Passarelli, David D. Bliss, Constance L. B: Passarelli, David D. Bliss, Constance L. 577 Little Marsh Creek Rd. $1.00 T/M: Boggs

S: Amberleigh LP B: James, Tennyson Jerome James, Michelle K. 171 Barrington Lane Bellefonte, PA 16823 $227,875 T/M: Spring

S: Fifth Third Mortgage Company B: Kraynak, Gregory R. 602 S. High Street Port Matilda, PA 16870 $57,000 T/M: Port Matilda

S: Arnold, William H. B: Bair, Lois A. Bair, Lawrence E. II Polecat Road $1.00 T/M: Potter S: Arnold, William H. B: Stover, Eileen A. Stover, P. Fred 122 Polecat Road $1.00 T/M: Potter S: Casanova, Claudio G. by Atty. Casanova, Melissa B: Reading, Christopher M. 282 Whitman Ave. Pleasant Gap, PA 16823 $155,000 T/M: Spring

S: Bush, Shirley A. Estate Bush, Raymond W. CO A. Bush, William H. CO A. B: Bush, Raymond W. Bush, William H. 1342 Bush Hollow Rd. $1.00 T/M: Union S: Bush, Shirley A. Estate Bush, Raymond W. CO A. Bush, William H. CO A. B: Bush, Raymond W. Bush, William H. 1053 Spotts Rd. $1.00 T/M: Union

S: Hoy, Kenneth E. Extr. B: Llewellyn, Lois J. Judy 654 Franklin Street $1.00 T/M: State College Boro S: William A. Steele Revocable Trust Steele, William A. Tr. B: Austin, John R. Osborne, Caitlin L. 942 E. McCormick Ave. $400,000 T/M: State College Boro S: Campbell, Dennis r. Campbell, Donna K. B: Jabco, John J. Jabco, Linda L. 751 Purdue Mountain Rd. $1.00 T/M: Benner S: Peters, Jonathan W. Peters, Andri-Ellen E. B: Yakich, Joy E. Yakich, Lois Y. 309 Hazel St. $69,000 T/M: Boggs

S: Thompson, Gloria B. B: Gloria Brocato Thompson Trust S: Sowers, William C. Thompson, Gloria B. Tr. by Sheriff B: Resi. Whole Loan IV LLC 616 E. College Ave. $1.00 364 Barney Lane S: Fiedler, Ray W. Estate T/M: SC Borough $4,196.19 Van Pelt, Carrie Extrx. T/M: Union B: Ray W. Fiedler S: Thompson, Gloria B. Revocable Trust S: Gill, Virginia S. by Atty. S: Centre County Indust. B: Gloria Brocato Van Pelt, Carrie TR B: Hawbaker, Daniel R. Dev. Corp. Thompson Trust 142 N. West St. Hawbaker, Grace S. B: C-Cor Electronics, Inc. Thompson, Gloria B. Tr. $1.00 1816 Waddle Road 2761 Carolean Industrial Dr. 616 E. College Ave. T/M: Haines $101,000 $1.00 $1.00 T/M: Patton T/M: College T/M: State College Boro S: Ray W. Fiedler Revocable Trust S: Gill, Virginia S. by Atty. S: Powers, Dale L. S: Mextorf, Richard J. Van Pelt, Carrie TR B: Hawbaker, Daniel R. Powers, William R. III Mextorf, Katherine L. B: Van Pelt, Carrie Hawbaker, Grace S. Hanley, Genevieve M. B: Russell, Cristen A. 142 N. West St. 201 W. Clearview Ave. B: Butler, Asia L. 226 Harvard Rd. $1.00 $66,000 Stringfellow, Keith J. Port Matilda, PA 16870 T/M: Haines T/M: Patton 105 Elm St. $247,500 Beech Creek, PA 16822 T/M: Patton S: McCullough, John M. S: Muirhead, Jeremy J. $25,000 B: Moore, Diana F. Muirhead, Nicole L. T/M: Liberty S: Peggy Ann Sloves Trust Moore, Donald W. Sr. B: Muirhead, Jeremy J. Sloves, Peggy Ann Tr. 1731 Blue Course Drive 1076 Clarence Road S: Vaughn, James O. Jr. B: Herlocher, Tarynn L. State College, PA 16801 Clarence, PA 16829 by Sheriff 506 E. Linn St. $130,000 $1.00 B: U. S. Bank T/M: SC Borough T/M: Snow Shoe Bellefonte, PA 16823 224 S. Centre Street $215,000 $8,017.82 S: Raybuck, Steven S: Maines, Keith T/M: Bellefonte T/M: Philipsburg Raybuck, Julie K. Maines, Brenda L. B: Raybuck, Julie K. B: Ricotta, Tiffany M. S: Hyman, Drew W., Jr. S: Fitzgerald, Earnest W. 197 Circle Road Terry Street Hyman, Donna B. by Sheriff Bellefonte, PA 16823 $123,000 Ripka, Cyrus R. E. Est. B: McDermott, William J. $1.00 T/M: Rush B: Aurora Loan Services LLC McDermott, Kathleen B. T/M: Boggs 629 W. Park Ave. 350 E. Beaver St. S: North-Lands, Inc. $505,000 $5,118.25 S: Jordan, Esther a. B: Walker Township T/M: State College Boro T/M: Bellefonte B: Brewer, Billy R.O.W. Walker Brewer, Norma J. Township S: Garner, Greg W. S: Michael McCrossin 135 Willow Avenue $1.00 Garner, Suzeann Family Trust State College, PA 16801 T/M: Walker McCrossin, Kathleen B. Tr. B: Dressler, Daniel P. $210,000 1272 Pine Circle B: Ricketts, Robert D. T/M: College S: North-Lands, Inc. Bellefonte, PA 16823 157 W. College Ave. B: Walker Township $206,000 $142,500 S: Anderson, David E, 4337 Jacksonville Road T/M: Spring T/M: Bellefonte Anderson, Pamela A. Howard, PA 16841 B: Boyles, Dina R. $1.00 S: Nagurny, Catharine D. Now you can “Like” 307 N. Miles Alley T/M: Marion by Atty. us on facebook! $140,000 B: Rutter, Brian M. T/M: Centre Hall S: Thompson, Harold E. Rutter, Hanna Y. Just search: Centre B: Owens, Judy Dianne 131 W. Crestview Ave. S: Trinidad, Tito B. Pine Glen Rd. County Gazette Boalsburg, PA 16827 B: Cowfer, Leroy H. $1.00 $226,000 Cowfer, Rosalea M. T/M: Burnside T/M: Harris 702 Scott Street Philipsburg, PA 16866 S: Jodon, Kerry M. S: Zabkar, John Michael Ex. Mattress Savings $152,000 Jodon, Jena S. Zabkar, Daniel J & Ex. T/M: Philipsburg B: Dubois, Gregg Zabkar, Donald F. & Ex. Dubois, Kerry Zabkar, John M., Jr. List Price S: Gomola, Frank W. 1142 W. Springfield Dr. Johnston, Cynthia A. B: Gomola, Frank W. Bellefonte, PA 16823 Zabkar, David M. on All Spring Air Loring-Gomola, Terry A. $1.00 Zabkar, Mark S. Mattresses In Stock! T/M: Spring 1875 Clarence Road Ellenberger, Richard S. $1.00 Ellenberger, Harry S. Estate S: Springfield Limited T/M: Snow Shoe Ellenberger, Romaine Partnership H. Extr. B: Jodon, Kerry M. S: Dillehay, Bryan L. Tussey, Mary Ellenberger Tubbies Bedrooms Jodon, Jena S. Dillehay, Heidi A. McClure, Mary Tussey 2221 E. College Ave. 1138 W. Springfield Dr. Ellenberger, Roy B: Wolfe, Joshua B. 234-4566 R Bellefonte, PA 16823 Wolfe, Breanna L. Hartman, Ruth L. $1.00 276 Decker Road Ellenberger Centre Hall, PA 16828 T/M: Spring Edna M. Ellenberger Trust $665,000 Tussey, Mary N. Tr. S: Bliss, Barbara J. T/M: Potter B: Lihvarchik, Robert J. Queen size starting at: B: O’Brien, Israel Lihvarchik, Jacqueline A. S: Grove Park Associates, Inc. 466 Orlando Avenue 181 Grissinger Camp Lane State College, PA 16803 $124,900 B: JFH Homes LLC T/M: Ferguson $101,000 156 Teasel Way T/M: State College Boro $65,900 S: Hoy, Barbara Jo Anna T/M: Benner Hoy, Kenneth E. Extr. S: Moyer, William K. B: Hoy, Kenneth E. Moyer, Wanda L. S: Greene, Randy J. Llewellyn, Lois J. Judy B: Passarelli, David D. B: Greene, Randy J. 654 Franklin Street Bliss, Constance L. 330 Kifer Road Tubbies Home Furnishings 577 Little Marsh Creek Rd. State College, PA 16801 Bellefonte, PA 16823 2252 E. College Ave. $1.00 $1.00 $2,700 234-4566 • T/M: SC Borough T/M: Boggs T/M: Boggs


Death Notices and Obituaries State COllege Donald E. Burns, 63, of State College, passed away Sunday, September 4, 2011. He was born March 16, 1948, in Bellefonte. A public visitation was held Thursday, September 8, 2011, at Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc., 206 N. Spring St. The Funeral service immediately followed by visitation, with Reverend Bo King officiating. Burial was in Meyer Cemetery, Benner Township, with full military honors. Online condolences may be made to the family at Bellefonte Nathaniel “Nate” Kiehl Hoffman, 23, of Bellefonte, passed away Monday, September 5, 2011. He was born December 10, 1987, in State College. Friends will be received Friday, September 9, 2011, from 5-8pm, at Wetzler Funeral Service Inc., 206 N. Spring Street, Bellefonte, PA, and Saturday, September 10, 2011, from 9-10am, at Faith United Methodist Church, 512 Hughes Street, Bellefonte, PA, with the funeral service immediately following at 10:00am, at the church, with Pastor Jonathan Weibel and Pastor Doug Williams officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to a trust fund in the name of Kaden Kiehl Hoffman at First National Bank, 137 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte, PA 16823. Online condolences may be made to the family at Joseph Allen Shuey, Sr., 91, passed away peacefully on September 7, 2011 at the Mount Nittany Medical Center, in College Township. He was born September 30, 1919, in Bellefonte. There will be a public visitation from 2 – 4 pm, Monday, September 12, 2011, at Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc., 206 N. Spring St., Bellefonte, PA. Funeral services will immediately follow at 4pm, at the funeral home with Reverend Andrew Morgan officiating. Burial will full military honors will be private at the convenience of the family in Advent Cemetery, Boggs Township. Memorial contributions may be made to the Faith United Methodist Church, 512 Hughes St., Bellefonte, PA 16823, or The Oaks, 200 Rachel Dr., Pleasant Gap, PA 16823. Online condolences may be made at

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